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"


  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

  2. Disobey(verb)

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

  3. Origin: [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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  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. Megan Holleran:

    I think this is the most realistic outcome we could have expected, we never intended to disobey the judge’s order.

  2. Representative Jerrold Nadler:

    We will move as quickly as possible to go to court against Don McGahn, the president's former counsel, and any subsequent witnesses who disobey a committee subpoena.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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