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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.
See also: abide, by
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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However, when we are not abiding in Him, we innately yearn for that connection.
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This Finnish notion of justification as theosis deepens the Johannine element of Martin Luther's theology and makes possible an abiding in the very being of Jesus--of God--in a new reality of love embracing us and the world, for the One into whom we are grafted is the Life of the world, and his healing will always invite us into lives of the most audacious worldly courage and service, like Luther's.
Can they really afford to lose the respect of so many law abiding people?
He said: "Like Glenda Jackson and Ken Livingstone, I agreed that I would abide by the outcome, I am abiding by the outcome, Glenda is abiding by the outcome and I think that Ken will as well."
For instance, according to a widely circulated pamphlet by the National Coalition to Ban Handguns (now going by the more innocuous name Coalition to Stop Gun Violence), "Most murders are committed by previously law abiding citizens." But as Kates and Kleck document, no evidence whatsoever supports such an outrageous misstatement.
Over the past couple of weeks, I laid a foundation showing that abiding in the love of Jesus gives us stability and peace.
"We believe that if Russia wants to do something to take on (Jabhat) Al-Nusra and IS (Islamic State), the first thing on their to-do list is to make sure that the Assad regime is abiding by the cessation of hostilities in Syria." The US official blamed the regime for the "turmoil and chaos" in Syria that, he said, "provides a fertile breeding ground for IS to conduct its operation." He said that the coalition's role was to apply maximum pressure on the threat of the Islamic State group, while Russia's involvement gives it the opportunity to help provide a political solution in Syria.
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