HyperDic: abide_by

English > 2 senses of the expression abide by:
VERBsocialabide by, comply, followact in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes
socialabide by, respect, honor, honour, observeshow respect towards
English > abide by: 2 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningAct in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "abide by the rules"
Synonymscomply, follow
Narrowerconform toobserve
oblige, accommodateProvide a service or favor for someone
toe the lineDo what is expected
BroaderobeyBe obedient to
Similar toadopt, follow, espousechoose and follow
stick to, stick with, followKeep to
Spanishacatar, acceder, cumplir, obedecer, seguir
English > abide by: 2 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningshow respect towards.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsrespect, honor, honour, observe
Narrowerlionize, lionise, celebrateAssign great social importance to
toleraterecognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others)
BroaderacceptConsider or hold as true
Oppositedisrespectshow a lack of respect for
Catalancondecorar, enaltir, estimar, honorar, honrar, llorejar, premiar, respectar

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