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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)

    To be obedient, compliant (to a given law, restriction etc.).

    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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    comply, obedience, follow

How to use obey in a sentence?

  1. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee:

    You obey it if it's right.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Give all to love; Obey thy heart.

  3. Solon:

    Learn to obey before you command.

  4. Kenyan Proverb:

    He who refuses to obey cannot command.

  5. Cicero:

    Reason should direct and appetite 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

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