abide,vb.1. To tolerate or withstand <the widow found it difficult to abide the pain of losing
her husband>.2. To obey <try to abide the doctor’s order to quit smoking>.3. To await <the
death-row prisoners abide execution>.4. To perform or execute (an order or judgment) <the trial
court abided the appellate court’s order>.5. To stay or dwell <the right to abide in any of the 50