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abide by

 
Verb abide by has 2 senses
  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"
    --1 is one way to obey
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
    => Somebody ----s something
  2. respect, honor, honour, abide by, observe - show respect towards; "honor your parents!"
    --2 is one way to accept
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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