abide by: To respect or obey a decision, a law or a rule (If you want to keep your job here, you must abide by our) rules. "account for" To explain, give a reason I hope you can account for the time you were out! add up To make sense, seem reasonable The facts in the case just don’t add up. advise against To recommend not doing something I advise against walking alone in this neighborhood. agree with To have the same opinion as someone else. I agree with you. I think you should go as well. allow for To take into consideration We need to allow for unexpected charges along the way.