Synonyms for obeyoʊˈbeɪ

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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)

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

    Antonyms:
    disobey, defy

  3. obey(verb)

    To do as one is told.

    Antonyms:
    disobey, defy

  4. obey(verb)

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

    Antonyms:
    disobey, defy

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  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

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