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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 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.
See also: abide, by, decision

abide with

To stay or remain with someone. If you would like to rest for a while, you can abide with me.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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 with someone

to remain with someone; to stay with someone. (Old and stilted. Primarily heard in the church hymn Eventide.) You are welcome to abide with me for a while, young man.
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can't stand (the sight of) someone or something

 and can't stomach someone or something
Fig. [to be] unable to tolerate someone or something; disliking someone or something extremely. (Also with cannot.) I can't stand the sight of cooked carrots. Mr. Jones can't stomach the sight of blood. None of us can stand this place. Nobody can stand Tom when he smokes a cigar.
See also: stand
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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can't stand

Also, can't abide or bear or stomach . Thoroughly dislike; be unable to put up with something or someone. For example, I can't stand the sight of her; she's obnoxious, or I can't bear to leave the country, or I can't stomach a filthy kitchen. The oldest of these synonymous expressions is can't abide, which Shakespeare used in 2 Henry IV (3:2): "She could not abide Master Shallow." Can't stand dates from the early 1600; can't bear dates from about 1700 and often but not always is used with an infinitive; can't stomach dates from the late 1600s and today is less common than the others.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

abide by

To conform to; comply with: abide by the rules.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Vasco needed us to abide for him--to step into the space God, in grace, had waiting for him, and hold it until he was ready to move in.
Canon Philip Wadham, Latin America/ Caribbean co-ordinator for the Anglican Church of Canada's partnerships department, said the statement merely advises missioners that they are to abide by the hales and regulations of the diocese while they are working there.
In our preaching, how do we dare to imagine grace, and how do we preach it in such a way that it abides in our own hearts and the hearts of our communities?
Throughout the pericope from John, in the Greek, we see a familiar theological theme for the Fourth Evangelist, the verb [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], to remain or to abide. Unfortunately the word is translated inconsistently into English and does not convey the thread of meaning very well.
Abide will receive an upfront payment and is eligible for additional milestones based on successful development.
"This collaboration is a wonderful opportunity for Abide to focus in a therapeutic area that is ideal to explore the full potential of our therapeutic engine.
"This collaboration with Abide Therapeutics illustrates our ongoing commitment to enable potentially disruptive technologies in the hands of talented drug hunters, here deployed in unique and powerful approach to target a validated but largely underexplored class of serine hydrolases," said Thomas Daniel, M.D., executive vice president and president, Global Research and Early Development at Celgene.
"Abide in me and I in you." The primary gift I would note began this response: the space this Finnish approach opens for a transforming and frankly unitive Lutheran conception of the relationship between the believer and Jesus Christ.
But if the Finns are right, if Luther intended justification to mean the Christian's actual participation in the very being and reality of Jesus Christ, and thereby of God, in such a way that human sinfulness is taken entirely into Jesus and divine life poured without reserve into the finite creature, then surely Jesus truly intended for us to abide in him and he in us.