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Definitions of obey

  1. be obedient to Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. To give ear to; to execute the commands of; to yield submission to; to comply with the orders of. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To submit to the authority of; to be ruled by. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To yield to the impulse, power, or operation of; as, a ship obeys her helm. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To give obedience. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To submit to the rule or authority of; as, to obey the commandments; comply with the orders or instructions of; as, to obey parents; to respond to direction or control of; as, a horse obeys the rein. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Obeyed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Obeying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To yield; do as bidden. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To do as told: to be ruled by: to yield to. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. (B.) To yield obedience (followed by to). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. OBEYER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. To do as ordered. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. To yield to; comply with the orders of. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. To do the bidding of (a person); act according to (a command or law); be controlled by. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. To yield obedience. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. To comply with orders or instructions; to submit to be ruled by, or to the control of; to yield to. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To comply with the commands, orders, or instructions of a superior, as a parent, a master, or a teacher; to yield submission to. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. [=o]-b[=a]', 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. obed[=i]re--ob, near, aud[=i]re, to hear.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  20. Perform bidding of, be obedient to; execute (command); be actuated by (force, impulse); do what one is bidden. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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