“Abide by”: phrasal verb meaning.

Abide by
Respect the rules or law. To do what the rules or law says and follow its instructions.

Other examples of “abide by” phrasal verb in a sentence

  • She promised to abide by the rules of the game.
  • Everyone should abide by the law.
  • If you abide by the rules, you are a good citizen.

“Abide by”: use in context explanation

Coronavirus times. Gina and Dick are on a bus. Gina is a very respectful and prudent woman and she knows wearing a face mask in public places is a sign of respect for yourself and for other people and it’s the law that everyone should abide by. Dick, on the other hand, sometimes forgets to put his mask on. He stands near a man who has a bad smell. Dick immediately remembers he should have his mask on and fortunately Gina has taken one for him and can give it to him now. Dick is thankful.