Definitions for obeyoʊˈbeɪ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to comply with the wishes, instructions, or commands of.
to comply with or follow:
to obey orders.
to respond readily to:
The car obeys my slightest touch on the steering wheel.
to submit or conform to :
to obey the law of gravity.
(v.i.)to be obedient.
Origin of obey:
1250–1300; ME < OF obeir < L oboedīre=ob-ob - +audīre to hear
be obedient to
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to do what sb tells you, or to follow a rule
We teach kids to obey the law.; She told the dog to come, and he obeyed.
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
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.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'obey' in Verbs Frequency: #1029
Translations for obey
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to do what one is told to do
I obeyed the order.
- подчинявам сеBulgarian
- obedecerPortuguese (BR)
- rette sig efter; adlydeDanish
- اطاعت کردنFarsi
- obéir (à)French
- आज्ञा पालन करनाHindi
- paklausīt; pakļautiesLatvian
- adlyde, rette seg etterNorwegian
- اطاعت کردنPersian
- اطاعت كولPashto
- a asculta (de)Romanian
- слушаться; повиноватьсяRussian
- itaat etmekTurkish
- 服從Chinese (Trad.)
- слухатися, коритисяUkrainian
- فرماں برداري کرناUrdu
- tuân theoVietnamese
- 服从Chinese (Simp.)
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