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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-bahyd]
    • /əˈbaɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-bahyd]
    • /əˈbaɪd/

Definitions of abider word

  • verb without object abider to remain; continue; stay: Abide with me. 1
  • verb without object abider to have one's abode; dwell; reside: to abide in a small Scottish village. 1
  • verb without object abider to continue in a particular condition, attitude, relationship, etc.; last. 1
  • verb with object abider to put up with; tolerate; stand: I can't abide dishonesty! 1
  • verb with object abider to endure, sustain, or withstand without yielding or submitting: to abide a vigorous onslaught. 1
  • verb with object abider to wait for; await: to abide the coming of the Lord. 1

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Origin of abider

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English abiden, Old English ābīdan; cognate with Old High German irbītan await, Gothic usbeisns expectation, patience. See a-3, bide

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Parts of speech for Abider


abider popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

abider usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for abider

noun abider

  • proponent — a person who puts forward a proposition or proposal.
  • patron — (in Mexico and the southwestern U.S.) a boss; employer.
  • support — to bear or hold up (a load, mass, structure, part, etc.); serve as a foundation for.
  • follower — a person or thing that follows.
  • defender — If someone is a defender of a particular thing or person that has been criticized, they argue or act in support of that thing or person.

Antonyms for abider

noun abider

  • opponent — a person who is on an opposing side in a game, contest, controversy, or the like; adversary.
  • adversary — Your adversary is someone you are competing with, or arguing or fighting against.
  • opposition — the action of opposing, resisting, or combating.

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