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English definition of “abide by sth”

abide by sth

verb uk phrasal verb with abide   /əˈbaɪd/ us  
formal to accept or obey an agreement, decision, or rule: Competitors must abide by the judge's decision.Obeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantDisobedientBad and wrong behaviour
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