Obey

  • 21 obey — [[t]oʊbe͟ɪ[/t]] obeys, obeying, obeyed VERB If you obey a person, a command, or an instruction, you do what you are told to do. [V n] Cissie obeyed her mother without question... [V n] Most people obey the law... It was still Baker s duty to obey …

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  • 22 obey*/ — [əˈbeɪ] verb [I/T] to do what a person, law, or rule says that you must do Officers expect their troops to obey them without question.[/ex] Drivers are not obeying the new traffic laws.[/ex] The soldiers were used to obeying orders.[/ex] • Word… …

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  • 23 obey — [13] ‘To hear is to obey’ carries more than a germ of etymological truth. For obey comes via Old French obeir from Latin ōbēdīre, which meant literally ‘listen to’. It was a compound verb formed from the prefix ob ‘to’ and audīre ‘hear’ (source… …

    Word origins

  • 24 obey — verb (obeyed; obeying) Etymology: Middle English obeien, from Anglo French obeir, from Latin oboedire, from ob toward + oedire (akin to audire to hear) more at ob , audible Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to follow the commands or guidance… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 25 obey — obeyable, adj. obeyer, n. obeyingly, adv. /oh bay /, v.t. 1. to comply with or follow the commands, restrictions, wishes, or instructions of: to obey one s parents. 2. to comply with or follow (a command, restriction, wish, instruction, etc.). 3 …

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  • 26 Obey — Perhaps not surprisingly this English surname recorded in the spellings of Obee, Obie, Obey, Oboy and Oby, has long raised some differences of opinion between researchers. The eminent Victorian researcher Mr M A Lower in his famous 1842 book… …

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  • 27 obey — o•bey [[t]oʊˈbeɪ[/t]] v. t. 1) to comply with the wishes, instructions, or commands of 2) to comply with or follow: to obey orders[/ex] 3) to respond readily to: The car obeys my slightest touch on the steering wheel[/ex] 4) to submit or conform… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 28 obey — /oʊˈbeɪ / (say oh bay) verb (t) 1. to comply with or fulfil the commands or instructions of: obey your parents. 2. to comply with or fulfil (a command, etc.). 3. (of things) to respond conformably in action to: a ship obeys the helm. 4. to submit …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 29 obey — see he that cannot obey cannot command obey orders, if you break owners …

    Proverbs new dictionary

  • 30 obey — v. 1 tr. a carry out the command of (you will obey me). b carry out (a command) (obey orders). 2 intr. do what one is told to do. 3 tr. be actuated by (a force or impulse). Derivatives: obeyer n. Etymology: ME f. OF obeir f. L obedire (as OB ,… …

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  • 31 obey — Synonyms and related words: abide by, accede, accept, acquiesce, acquiesce in, act, adhere to, agree, agree to, assent, attend to orders, be agreeable, bend to, bow, bow to, carry out, comply, comply with, condone, conform, conform to, conform… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 32 Obey — Sp Òbis Ap Obey L u. JAV (Tenesis) …

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  • 33 obey — verb 1) I obeyed him Syn: do what someone says, submit to, defer to, do as one is told 2) he refused to obey the order Syn: carry out, perform, act on, execute, discharge, implement 3) …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 34 obey — verb a) To do as ordered by (a person, institution etc), to act according to the bidding of. They were all taught by Triton, to obay / To the long raynes, at her commaundement [...]. b) To do as one is told. Ant: defy, disobey See Also: obedience …

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  • 35 obey — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. See obedience. Ant., disobey. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To act in accordance with orders] Syn. submit, answer to, respond, act, act on, bow to, surrender, yield, perform, do, carry out, attend to orders …

    English dictionary for students

  • 36 obey — o·bey || É™ beɪ v. comply; listen to, mind …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 37 obey — gehieran …

    English to the Old English

  • 38 obey — verb 1》 submit to the authority of.     ↘carry out (a command or instruction). 2》 behave in accordance with (a general principle, natural law, etc.). Derivatives obeyer noun Origin ME: from OFr. obeir, from L. oboedire, from ob in the direction… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 39 obey — v 1. observe, comply with, acknowledge, respect; adhere to, abide by, conform to; acquiesce in, consent to, agree to, grant, concur, accept; accommodate, adapt, adjust, suit, fit, (usu. of things) respond, react; mind, heed, follow, defer to, be… …

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  • 40 obey —   Lohe, ho olono, wiwo …

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