- Example: "You can stay with me while you are in town"
- Example: "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"
[syn: bide, abide, stay]
2. put up with something or somebody unpleasant;
- Example: "I cannot bear his constant criticism"
- Example: "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"
- Example: "he learned to tolerate the heat"
- Example: "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
[syn: digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Abide \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. [1913 Webster] Note: [[Obs.], with a personal object. [1913 Webster] Bonds and afflictions abide me. --Acts xx. 23. [1913 Webster] 2. To endure; to sustain; to submit to. [1913 Webster] [Thou] shalt abide her judgment on it. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 3. To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with. [1913 Webster] She could not abide Master Shallow. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. Note: [Confused with aby to pay for. See Aby.] To stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for. [1913 Webster] Dearly I abide that boast so vain. --Milton. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Abide \A*bide"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Abode, formerly Abid; p. pr. & vb. n. Abiding.] [AS. [=a]b[imac]dan; pref. [=a]- (cf. Goth. us-, G. er-, orig. meaning out) + b[imac]dan to bide. See Bide.] 1. To wait; to pause; to delay. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Let the damsel abide with us a few days. --Gen. xxiv. 55. [1913 Webster] 3. To remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to continue; to remain. [1913 Webster] Let every man abide in the same calling. --1 Cor. vii. 20. [1913 Webster] Followed by by: To abide by. (a) To stand to; to adhere; to maintain. [1913 Webster] The poor fellow was obstinate enough to abide by what he said at first. --Fielding. [1913 Webster] (b) To acquiesce; to conform to; as, to abide by a decision or an award. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
abide v 1: dwell; "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young" [syn: bide, abide, stay] 2: 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"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage" [syn: digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
176 Moby Thesaurus words for "abide": abide in, abide with, accede, accept, adhere, await, be big, be coextensive with, be comprised in, be constituted by, be contained in, be content with, be easy with, be present in, be still, bear, bear with, berth, bide, bide the issue, blink at, brave, brook, bunk, carry on, carry through, cease not, cleave, cling, coast, cohabit, condone, consent, consist in, continue, continue to be, dally, dawdle, defeat time, defy time, delay, dig, dillydally, disregard, domicile, domiciliate, doss down, drag on, dwell, dwell in, endure, exist, exist in, extend, freeze, go, go along, go on, hang about, hang around, hang in, hang in there, hang out, hang tough, hold, hold everything, hold on, hold out, hold steady, hold your horses, ignore, inhabit, inhere in, jog on, judge not, keep, keep going, keep on, keep quiet, last, last long, last out, lean over backwards, lie in, lie still, linger, listen to reason, live, live on, live through, live with, lodge, loiter, lump, lump it, maintain, mark time, nest, never cease, not breathe, not stir, not write off, occupy, overlook, perch, perdure, perennate, persevere, persist, prevail, put up with, receive, remain, remain motionless, repose, repose in, reside, reside in, rest, rest in, room, roost, run, run on, see both sides, sit tight, sit up, sit up for, slog on, squat, stagger on, stand, stand fast, stand firm, stand for, stand still, stay, stay on, stay put, stay up, stay up for, stick, stick around, stick fast, stomach, subsist, subsist in, suffer, support, survive, suspend judgment, sustain, swallow, sweat, sweat it out, sweat out, take, take time, take up with, tarry, tenant, tide over, tolerate, tread water, view with indulgence, wait, wait a minute, wait and see, wait for, wait on, wait up for, watch, watch and wait, wear, wear well, wink at