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“… have had to abide social distancing …”

meanings of abide


  1. To endure without yielding; to withstand; await defiantly; to encounter; to persevere.
  2. To stand ready for; to await for someone; watch for.
  3. To wait in expectation.
  4. To await submissively; accept without question; submit to.
  5. To have one's abode; to dwell; to reside; to sojourn.
  6. To endure or undergo a hard trial or a task; to stand up under.
  7. To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with; stand.
  8. Used in a phrasal verb: abide by (“to accept and act in accordance with").
  9. To pay for; to stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for; to atone for.
  10. To endure; to remain; to last.
  11. To stay; to continue in a place; to remain stable or fixed in some state or condition; to be left.
  12. To pause; to delay.

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