abide by a decision

abide by a decision

To accept, follow, and comply with a decision, especially that which is handed down by a judge. Though it stings my dignity, I have to abide by the court's decision to not allow me to drive a car for the next 12 months. Yes, it's a harsh punishment, but I think that abiding by the decision could help him to repair his reputation with the public. No, I cannot abide by a decision as unjust as this one! My lawyer will be submitting an appeal first thing on Monday!
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