Definition of 'obey'
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No wonder obeying national laws or paying taxes feels such an imposition. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You could render yourself'guilty' by obeying the law. Times, Sunday Times (2017)You must obey my laws and follow my decrees. Christianity Today (2000)They had to obey strict security instructions or be expelled. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Do you think people should obey you without question? Times, Sunday Times (2007) One can only obey the call and present oneself. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Only my right arm still obeyed me. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We will show solidarity and we will obey the law. The Sun (2011)It was code for her to obey his instructions. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Best get on with doing the job while still obeying the law. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This simple requirement to obey the law works well when the law is clear. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And heads must obey their crackpot instructions. The Sun (2006)People were therefore obliged by considerations of self-interest to obey the commands of established government. English Conservatism since the Restoration: An introduction and anthology (1990)And maybe that's what one is obeying. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He wouldn't eat or sleep or obey any command. The Sun (2010)A society runs much more efficiently if people obey without being constantly coerced. Politics, Planning and the State (1990)You control what you want to do to them and by the time they are trained, they obey you without question. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In this line of thought, the manager ought to be a dictator: obeyed without question. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'obey'
British English: obey /əˈbeɪ/ VERB
If you obey a rule, instruction, or person, you do what you are told to do.
Most people obey the law.
It was his duty to obey.
- American English: obey
- Arabic: يُطِيعُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: obedecer
- Chinese: 服从
- Croatian: poštovati
- Czech: poslouchat být poslušný
- Danish: adlyde
- Dutch: gehoorzamen
- European Spanish: obedecer
- Finnish: totella
- French: obéir
- German: gehorchen
- Greek: υπακούω
- Italian: ubbidire
- Japanese: 従う
- Korean: 순종하다
- Norwegian: adlyde
- Polish: być posłusznym
- European Portuguese: obedecer
- Romanian: a fi supus
- Russian: слушаться
- Spanish: obedecer
- Swedish: lyda
- Thai: เชื่อฟัง
- Turkish: boyun eğmek
- Ukrainian: слухатися
- Vietnamese: vâng lời
Definition of obey from the Collins English Dictionary
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