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Synonyms for obey
oʊˈbeɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obey(verb)

    be obedient to

    Antonyms:
    disobey

Wiktionary

  1. obey(verb)

    Antonyms:
    disobey, defy

  2. obey(verb)

    Antonyms:
    disobey, defy

  3. obey(verb)

    Antonyms:
    disobey, defy

  4. obey(verb)

    Antonyms:
    disobey, defy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. obey

    Synonyms:
    submit, comply, yield

    Antonyms:
    resist, disobey, refuse

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. obey(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    comply, obedience, follow

How to pronounce obey?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say obey in sign language?

  1. obey

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#611result
#868submit
#1016copy
#1164follow
#3607attend
#4557yield
#5119comply
#5752chase
#7546pursue
#7561succeed
#7591observe
#12721accompany
#14320obey
#15783obedience
#19286practise
#23715heed
#32164imitate
#48782ensue

How to use obey in a sentence?

  1. Somyot Pumpanmuang:

    Please serve the people, and most importantly, obey the law.

  2. Vikrant Parsai:

    One who does not obey the parents’ word will be taught by the world.

  3. H. M. Tomlinson:

    It is better to obey the mysterious direction, without any fuss, when it points to a new road, however strange that road may be. There is probably as much reason for it, if the truth were known, as for anything else.

  4. Nicholson:

    Time keeps no measure when true friends are parted, No record day by day the sands move not for those who, loyal-hearted, friendship's firm laws obey.

  5. Albert Coombs Barnes:

    It does not require great learning to be a Christian and be convinced of the truth of the Bible. It requires only an honest heart and a willingness to obey God.


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