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abide by sth

phrasal verb with abide uk /əˈbaɪd/ us /əˈbaɪd/ verb

formal to accept or obey an agreement, decision, or rule:

Competitors must abide by the judge's decision.

(Definition of “abide by sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)