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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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
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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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