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Spanish translation of “abide”


verb /əˈbaid/
( formal ) to put up with; to tolerate
soportar , aguantar
I can’t abide noisy people .
a’biding adjective an abiding feeling or belief lasts for a long time ; lasting
She was left with an abiding feeling of sadness after saying goodbye to her son .
abide by phrasal verb (past tense, past participle abided) ( formal ) to act according to; to be faithful to
atenerse a, aceptar
The players must abide by the rules of the game .
(Definition of abide from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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