To remain married for life is an example of abide.
An example of abide is not complaining about your child’s loud music.
The old oak tree abides the wind endlessly.
Can't abide such incompetence.
- To conform to; comply with:.Abide by the rules.
- To live up to (a promise, agreement, etc.).
- To submit to and carry out (a rule, decision, etc.).
Origin of abide
- Middle English abiden from Old English ābīdan ā- intensive pref. bīdan to remain bheidh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English abiden, from Old English ābīdan (“to abide, wait, remain, delay, remain behind; survive; wait for, await; expect”), from Proto-Germanic *uzbīdaną (“to expect, tolerate”), equivalent to a- + bide. Cognate with Scots abyde (“to abide, remain”), Middle High German erbīten (“to await, expect”), Gothic (usbeidan, “to expect, await, have patience”). The sense of pay for is due to influence from aby.