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1. obey

verb. ['oʊˈbeɪ'] be obedient to.

Synonyms

  • abide by
  • listen
  • follow
  • heed
  • mind
  • conform
  • take orders
  • comply
  • adapt

Antonyms

  • pressurize
  • depressurise
  • pressurise
  • depressurize

Etymology

  • obeir (Anglo-Norman)

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Example sentences of the word obey


1. Verb, base form
Dual citizens are required to obey the laws of both countries they hold nationalities to.

Quotes containing the word obey


1. Resist much, obey little.
- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

2. If you obey all of the rules, you miss all of the fun.
- Katharine Hepburn

3. Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won't adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice. Instead of vowing to honor and obey, maybe we should swear to aid and abet. That would mean that security is out of the question. The words "make"and "stay"become inappropriate. My love for you has no strings attached. I love you for free.
- Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker

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