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verb (abides, abiding, abode or abided, abode, abided, or (rare), abidden)
  1. (context, intransitive, obsolete) To wait; to pause; to delay.
  2. (intransitive) To stay; to continue in a place; to have one's abode; to dwell; to sojourn; -- with with before a person, and commonly with at or in before a place.
    • Let the damsel with us a few days - Genesis 24:55
      1. (intransitive) To remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to continue; to remain.
    • Let every man in the same calling - 1 Corinthians 7:20
      1. (context, transitive, obsolete with a personal object) To wait for; to be prepared for; to await; to watch for; as, I my time.
    • I will the coming of my lord - Tennyson
    • Bonds and afflictions me - Acts 20:23
      1. (transitive) To endure; to sustain; to submit to.
    • Thou shalt her judgment on it - Tennyson
      1. (transitive) To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with.
    • She could not Master Shallow - Shakespeare, Henry IV Part 2, III-ii
      1. (context, transitive, confused with aby "to pay for") To stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for.
    • Dearly I that boast so vain - Milton
Translations: 
  • Dutch: tolereren, toelaten
  • French: tolérer, supporter
  • German: ausstehen
  • Spanish: tolerar, soportar
  • Italian: sopportare, tollerare
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Etymology: From Old English abidan, ÄbÄdan. From a- (intensive) + bÄdan to wait. See to bide.


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