English version

abide by something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishabide by something phrasal verbOBEYto accept and obey a decision, rule, agreement etc, even though you may not agree with it You have to abide by the referee’s decision. abide→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
abide by Companies wishing to join will have to abide by a code of conduct.He had remarked that she was unusual but, as long as things went well, he would abide by her wishes.But he had made his choice and he had to abide by it.A teacher who does not abide by its terms also breaches a contract.His generosity does not abide by our rules.He had expected everybody to abide by the rules he had applied to his own life.I felt it wise to abide by this.
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Verb table
abide
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyabide
he, she, itabides
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyabidedabode
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave abided
he, she, ithas abided
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad abided
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill abide
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have abided
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam abiding
he, she, itis abiding
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you, we, theyare abiding
Past
I, he, she, itwas abiding
you, we, theywere abiding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been abiding
he, she, ithas been abiding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been abiding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be abiding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been abiding
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