be obedient to
To do as ordered by (a person, institution etc), to act according to the bidding of.
To do as one is told.
To be obedient, compliant (to a given law, restriction etc.).
Origin: From obeir, obeier et al., obeir, from oboedire (also obedire), from ob- + audire. Compare audient.
to give ear to; to execute the commands of; to yield submission to; to comply with the orders of
to submit to the authority of; to be ruled by
to yield to the impulse, power, or operation of; as, a ship obeys her helm
to give obedience
Origin: [OE. obeyen, F. obir, fr. L. obedire, oboedire; ob (see Ob-) + audire to hear. See Audible, and cf. Obeisance.]
Obey is the third album by Brainbombs. It was released in Sweden on CD in 1995 by Releasing Eskimo. The vinyl issue was released in the U.S. by Wabana Records in 1997. It was reissued on CD by Armageddon Records in 2008. The album's cover shows a photograph of Ed Gein.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ō-bā′, v.t. to do as told by: to be ruled by: to yield to: to carry out or perform.—v.i. to submit to power, &c.: (B.) to yield obedience (followed by to).—n. Obey′er.—adv. Obey′ingly, obediently. [Fr. obéir—L. obedīre—ob, near, audīre, to hear.]
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'obey' in Verbs Frequency: #1029
The numerical value of obey in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of obey in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Please serve the people, and most importantly, obey the law.
In all of our lives there comes moments where have to decide whether we obey God or we obey a decision we believe is unlawful.
I cannot make the universe obey me. I cannot make other people conform to my own whims and fancies. I cannot make even my own body obey me.
One of the things we need to do to avoid crony capitalism is have rule of law. So our point was obey our regulation, we will work with you to fix it, to make it more useful for you.
Today's victory is an important one, but the fight to reverse the President's unconstitutional overreach is not over, the President must respect the rule of law and fully obey the court's ruling.
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- طَاعَ, طاعةArabic
- podřídit se, být v souladu, řídit se (čím), poslouchatCzech
- υπακούω, υπακούουνGreek
- اطاعت کردن, اطاعتPersian
- totella, noudattaaFinnish
- आज्ञा का पालनHindi
- obbedire, ubbidireItalian
- 従う, 言いなりJapanese
- გაგონება, დამორჩილებაGeorgian
- adlyde, være lydhørNorwegian
- przestrzegać, posłuszniPolish
- подчиняться, повиноватьсяRussian
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