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  1. obeyverb

    disobey, defy

  2. obeyverb

    disobey, defy

  3. obeyverb

    disobey, defy

  4. obeyverb

    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.

    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

    submit, comply, yield

    resist, disobey, refuse

Princeton's WordNet

  1. obeyverb

    be obedient to


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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. obeyverb

    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. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly:

    You can't pick and choose the laws that you obey, and I can't pick and choose the laws that we're by law required to enforce. ... We had a court order to remove her and we did.

  2. Marcel Proust:

    Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge we make promise only; pain we obey.

  3. Kozo Hasegawa:

    Luckily or unluckily, I was born a rebel, i don't like that in Japanese culture, they expect you to obey... we have a brain to think( for ourselves).

  4. Søren Kierkegaard:

    It is so hard to believe because it is so hard to obey.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Every actual state is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well.

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