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Synonyms for obeyoʊˈbeɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obey(verb)

    be obedient to



  1. obey(verb)

    disobey, defy

  2. obey(verb)

    To do as ordered by (a person, institution etc), to act according to the bidding of.

    disobey, defy

  3. obey(verb)

    To do as one is told.

    disobey, defy

  4. obey(verb)

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

    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

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List of paraphrases:

comply, obedience, follow

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