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[v] put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"
[v] dwell (archaic); "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"

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\A*bide"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Abode}, formerly {Abid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abiding}.] [AS. [=a]b[=i]dan; pref. [=a]- (cf. Goth. us-, G. er-, orig. meaning out) + b[=i]dan to bide. See {Bide}.]
1. To wait; to pause; to delay. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
2. 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 abide with us a few days. --Gen. xxiv. 5
3. To remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to continue; to remain. Let every man abide in the same calling. --1 Cor. vii. 20. Followed by by: {To abide by}. (a) To stand to; to adhere; to maintain. The poor fellow was obstinate enough to abide by what he said at first. --Fielding. (b) To acquiesce; to conform to; as, to abide by a decision or an award.
\A*bide"\, v. t.
1. To wait for; to be prepared for; to await; to watch for; as, I abide my time. ``I will abide the coming of my lord.'' --Tennyson. Note: [[Obs.], with a personal object. Bonds and afflictions abide me. --Acts xx. 2
2. To endure; to sustain; to submit to. [Thou] shalt abide her judgment on it. --Tennyson.
3. To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with. She could not abide Master Shallow. --Shak.
4. Note: [Confused with aby to pay for. See {Aby}.] To stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for. Dearly I abide that boast so vain. --Milton.

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