- 1In sense 2 abode is also used for the past tense and past participle. [transitive] can't/couldn't abide someone or something to dislike someone or something so much that you hate having to be with or deal with them synonym bear, stand I can't abide people with no sense of humor. He couldn't abide the thought of being cooped up in an office.
- 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. (old use or formal) to stay or live in a place May joy and peace abide in us all. Phrasal Verbsabide by something
NAmE//əˈbaɪd//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they abide
he / she / it abides
past simple abided
-ing form abiding