abide by
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to obey)
a. cumplir con
The people called for the governor to abide by her campaign promises.La gente le reclamó a la gobernadora que cumpliera con sus promesas de campaña.
b. acatar
Whether we like it or not, we have to abide by the verdict and pay the plaintiff.Nos guste o no, tenemos que acatar la sentencia y pagarle al demandante.
c. atenerse a
When he refused to abide by the rules, his critics were sure he'd be punished, but he wasn't.Cuando se negó a atenerse a las normas, sus críticos estaban seguros de que sería sancionado, pero no lo fue.
d. respetar
Joanne abided by the terms of the contract, but Scott did not.Joanne respetó los términos del contrato, pero Scott no lo hizo.
2. (to accept)
a. atenerse a
We must abide by the consequences of our acts.Debemos atenernos a las consecuencias de nuestros actos.
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abide by
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (promise)
a. cumplir
2. (rule, decision)
a. acatar, atenerse a
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abide by
intransitive verb
[+rules, law] atenerse a; acatar; [+promise] cumplir con; [+decision] respetar; atenerse a;
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