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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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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."
This legislation would allow individuals with concealed carry permits in their home state to exercise those rights in any other state with concealed carry laws, while abiding by that states laws.
"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.
The UAE witnessed many traffic fatalities due to some drivers not abiding by traffic rules, he said.
Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed has observed " change in CDA master plan will cause harm to those cultivating vegetables in farms and abiding by the laws.
Asserting that "Road Safety is Everyone's Responsibility," the directorate reiterated that abiding by the law ensures the safety of road users and decreases all causes of road accidents.