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Antonyms for obey
oʊˈbeɪobey

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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  1. obeyverb

    Antonyms:
    disobey, defy

  2. obeyverb

    Antonyms:
    disobey, defy

  3. obeyverb

    Antonyms:
    disobey, defy

  4. obeyverb

    Antonyms:
    disobey, defy

English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 6 votes

  1. obey

    Anything that comes after or goes after another, either in space or in time, is said to follow it. A servant follows or attends his master; a victorious general may follow the retiring enemy merely to watch and hold him in check; he chases or pursues with intent to overtake and attack; the chase is closer and hotter than the pursuit. (Compare synonyms for HUNT.) One event may follow another either with or without special connection; if it ensues, there is some orderly connection; as, the ensuing year; if it results from another, there is some relation of effect, consequence, or inference. A clerk observes his employer's directions. A child obeys his parent's commands, follows or copies his example, imitates his speech and manners. The compositor follows copy; the incoming succeeds the outgoing official.

    Synonyms:
    accompany, attend, chase, come after, copy, ensue, follow, go after, heed, imitate, observe, practise, pursue, result, succeed

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.2 / 6 votes

  1. obey

    Antonyms:
    resist, disobey, refuse

    Synonyms:
    submit, comply, yield

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Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. obeyverb

    be obedient to

    Antonyms:
    disobey

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words1.0 / 1 vote

  1. obeyverb

    Synonyms:
    comply, submit to, heed, regard, be ruled by

How to use obey in a sentence?

  1. Manzoor Pashteen:

    I urge professional soldiers not to follow the command of the generals and brigadiers. Refuse to obey their orders because they (generals) can get you killed like they did with people of Waziristan and other parts of the country.

  2. Edmund Burke:

    We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.

  3. C. S. Lewis:

    Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things so do instincts. Our instincts are at war.... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest....

  4. Harlan F. Stone:

    If a juror feels that the statute involved in any criminal offence is unfair, or that it infringes upon the defendant's natural god-given unalienable or constitutional rights, then it is his duty to affirm that the offending statute is really no law at all and that the violation of it is no crime at all, for no one is bound to obey an unjust law.

  5. John Dryden:

    All human things are subject to decay, and when fate summons, monarchs must obey.

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#14320obey
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#60633disobey

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