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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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#7561succeed
#7591observe
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#14320obey
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How to use obey in a sentence?

  1. Tom Hanks:

    It’s never too late to change things … and that’s the responsibility of anybody who wants to obey a code of professional ethics.

  2. 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.

  3. Francis Cardinal George, OMI:

    It is neither liberal nor conservative to lie or to commit adultery. It is simply wrong. It is neither liberal nor conservative to obey the laws of the Church. It is simply right. Wrong and right are the difference between death and life. They are the guideposts along the paths to damnation or to eternal life. That difference is what our lives are really about. All the rest is distraction.

  4. Italian Proverb:

    By learning to obey, you will know how to command.

  5. Thomas Merton:

    I cannot make the universe obey me. I cannot make other people conform to my own whims and fancies. I cannot make even my own body obey me.


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