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abide by

To obey something, usually an established rule. Because Donna refuses to abide by her parents' rules, I worry that she'll be told to move out of their house.
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abide by something

to follow the rules of something; to obey someone's orders. John felt that he had to abide by his father's wishes.
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abide by

Accept and act in accordance with a decision or set of rules; also, remain faithful to. For example, All members must agree to abide by the club regulations, or A trustworthy man abides by his word. An older sense of the verb abide, "remain," is still familiar in the well-known 19th-century hymn "Abide with Me," which asks God to stay with the singer in time of trouble. [Early 1500s]
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abide by

To conform to; comply with: abide by the rules.
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I will work in harmony with the political parties there, abide by the Constitution and perform my duty honestly," Prasad told ANI.
Chebib's office issued a statement calling on all "bars, restaurants, amusement parks, cafes and nightclubs within Beirut to abide by the contents of the joint decision by the Tourism and Interior ministries."
"Drivers should maintain a safe distance between vehicles, abide by speed limits and remain focused on the road to avoid dangerous traffic accidents," said a traffic officer.
They ( RIL) will abide by that ( contractual obligations).
"The Spanish government, while being committed to defending the rights of its nationals abroad, reiterates the need to abide by the law in force," the Spanish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The Future Movement bloc, led by Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, said Tuesday it is important for the Lebanese government to abide by UN Security Council Resolution 1701 and to reach a consensus regarding the bill on granting Palestinian refugees in the country socio-economic rights, the Beirut daily AN NAHAR reported Wednesday.
The recent Meriden fiasco has got to reach the right conclusion for those who abide by the law or this country has spiralled totally out of control.
The ministry of Trade on Monday called merchants to abide by the new margin limits for wholesale and retail sales of blended Portland cement set in the executive decree of 22 July 2009.
Algiers, 24 August: The ministry of Trade on Monday called merchants to abide by the new margin limits for wholesale and retail sales of blended Portland cement set in the executive decree of 22 July 2009.
Asim has said that ministry of petroleum would abide by the Supreme Courts ruling over carbon tax.
The law abiding majority not only do not abide by the law they also do not believe in the value of laws and rules, shrugging them off in pursuit of their interests and desires."
Jodi Rell and the Connecticut legislature, the New London Development Corporation has apparently decided not to abide by a moratorium called for by both the Governor and legislature.
"What we've heard from a lot of businesses is that these are standards that many of them abide by already.
"We are a religious organization that has a moral code that we abide by," said Larry Robertson, suffragan bishop of Mackenzie and Kitikmeot, explaining the synod's decision to amend its canon on the order and eligibility for licensing (Canon 18) by setting the same conditions for clergy and lay employees.