Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb abide_by

2 senses of abide by

Sense 1
comply, follow, abide by -- (act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes; "He complied with my instructions"; "You must comply or else!"; "Follow these simple rules"; "abide by the rules")
       => obey -- (be obedient to)

Sense 2
respect, honor, honour, abide by, observe -- (show respect towards; "honor your parents!")
       => accept -- (consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument")

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