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 Dictionary entry overview: What does obey mean? 

OBEY (verb)
  The verb OBEY has 1 sense:

1. be obedient to

  Familiarity information: OBEY used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

OBEY (verb)

Sense 1obey [BACK TO TOP]


Be obedient to

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "obey" is one way to...):

adapt; adjust; conform (adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "obey"):

abide by; comply; follow (act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes)

take orders (receive and be expected to follow directions or commands)

heed; listen; mind (pay close attention to; give heed to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


disobey (refuse to go along with; refuse to follow; be disobedient)

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