to abide by

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  • clairanne

    Senior Member
    english UK

    We would say "You must abide by the rules." or Competitors must abide by the judge's decision. quite commonly. Which means you are expected to keep to the rules. I am not aware of it being used much in any other context.

    abide by sth phrasal verb
    to accept or obey an agreement, decision or rule:
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