- (transitive) To accept (a decision or law) and act in accordance with it; to conform to (a decision or law); to acquiesce to (a decision or law).
- I don't agree with it, but I'll abide by the decision to give the reward to her.
- The defendent has abided by my ruling in good faith.
- (transitive) To remain faithful to (something or someone); to adhere to (an idea or plan).
- He may have shown his true colors, but he's supported me for years, so I'll abide by him.
- She has served me loyally, abiding by my rule for almost my entire life.
- The poor fellow was obstinate enough to abide by what he said at first.
- to accept a decision and act in accordance with it: acquiesce, conform
- to remain faithful to: stand by, go to the wall for, stick with
- French: conformer, obéir, soumettre
- German: einhalten, befolgen
- Italian: conformarsi a, sottostare, adeguarsi, attenersi
- Portuguese: seguir
- Russian: соблюда́ть
- Spanish: someterse, acatar, atenerse
- French: tenir, rester
- German: beistehen, zur Seite stehen, stehen (with zu), halten (with zu)
- Italian: mantenere (a promise), rimanere fedele (remain faithful)
- Russian: остава́ться ве́рным
- Spanish: someterse a, adherirse a, observar, respaldar