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Synonyms for obey
oʊˈbeɪobey

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Wiktionary

  1. obeyverb

    Antonyms:
    disobey, defy

  2. obeyverb

    Antonyms:
    disobey, defy

  3. obeyverb

    Antonyms:
    disobey, defy

  4. obeyverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. obeyverb

    be obedient to

    Antonyms:
    disobey

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. obeyverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "obey":

    comply, obedience, follow

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How to use obey in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Kenyan Proverb:

    He who refuses to obey cannot command.

  3. George Farquhar:

    Those who know the least obey the best.

  4. Tom Simon:

    While yoga and meditation can be beneficial activities, it doesn't negate the need to obey flight crew instructions while in the air, the fact that the defendant's alleged misconduct caused the flight to be turned around in the air gives you an idea of the seriousness of this situation.

  5. Senior Conservative lawmaker David Davis:

    This doesn’t show a great deal of confidence in the outcome of those negotiations that he has to say now my way or the high way, stay and obey the line or leave.

Images & Illustrations of obey

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