What does disobey mean?

Definitions for disobey
ˌdɪs əˈbeɪdis·obey

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disobey(verb)

    refuse to go along with; refuse to follow; be disobedient

    "He disobeyed his supervisor and was fired"

Wiktionary

  1. disobey(Verb)

    To refuse to obey an order of (sb).

  2. disobey(Verb)

    To refuse to obey.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disobey(verb)

    not to obey; to neglect or refuse to obey (a superior or his commands, the laws, etc.); to transgress the commands of (one in authority); to violate, as an order; as, refractory children disobey their parents; men disobey their Maker and the laws

    Etymology: [F. dsobir; pref. ds- (L. dis-) + obir. See Obey, and cf. Disobedient.]

  2. Disobey(verb)

    to refuse or neglect to obey; to violate commands; to be disobedient

    Etymology: [F. dsobir; pref. ds- (L. dis-) + obir. See Obey, and cf. Disobedient.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Disobey

    dis-o-bā′, v.t. to neglect or refuse to obey or do what is commanded. [O. Fr. desobeirdes (= L. dis), and obeir, to obey.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disobey in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disobey in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of disobey in a Sentence

  1. Albert Einstein:

    The conscientious objector is a revoultionary. On deciding to disobey the law he sacrifices his personal interests to the most important cause of working for the betterment of society.

  2. Kepa Arrizabalaga:

    In no moment was it my intention to disobey, or anything like that with the boss, just that it was misunderstood because I had been attended to by the medics twice, and he thought that I wasnt in condition to continue.

  3. Michael Zeldin:

    Whitaker's view of nullification is strictly political. That is, he would like it, politically, if States could disobey (nullify) federal law. As a legal matter, however, nullification finds no support in Constitutional law, indeed, Whitaker himself acknowledges this ... As acting Attorney General, I presume he will uphold federal legal principals.

  4. Witness Mohammed Zarami:

    People ran out of their houses in fear but they warned no one should disobey them, they took away over 40 (male) youths mostly between the ages of 15 to 23. As I am talking to you now, there is no youth in our village.

  5. Alfred A. Montapert:

    Every person has free choice. Free to obey or disobey the Natural Laws. Your choice determines the consequences. Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices.

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