AskDefine | Define obey

Dictionary Definition

obey v : be obedient to [ant: disobey]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To do as ordered.



To do as ordered
  • Czech: poslouchat
  • Dutch: gehoorzamen
  • Finnish: totella, noudattaa
  • French: obéir
  • German: gehorchen
  • Hungarian: engedelmeskedni
  • Italian: obbedire, ubbidire
  • Polish: przestrzegać
  • Português: obedecer
  • Russian: подчиняться
  • Spanish: obedecer
  • Welsh: ufuddhau

Extensive Definition

Obey can refer to:
  • Obedience, the act of following instructions or recognizing someone's authority
  • André Obey, the 20th century French playwright
  • David Obey, US Congressman from Wisconsin
  • Obey, a 1995 album by the Swedish band Brainbombs
  • Obey, a 2004 album by the Canadian band Axis of Advance
  • André the Giant Has a Posse, which spawned the OBEY Giant movement
  • Obay, a fictional drug in a Colleges Ontario ad campaign

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abide by, accede, accept, acquiesce, acquiesce in, act, adhere to, agree, agree to, assent, attend to orders, be agreeable, bend to, bow, bow to, carry out, comply, comply with, condone, conform, conform to, conform with, consent, consent to, countenance, defer, defer to, discharge, do, effect, execute, face the music, follow, follow the book, fulfill, give way to, go along with, grin and abide, harken to, heed, keep, knock under, knuckle down, knuckle under, knuckle under to, let go by, let pass, listen to, live with it, mark, meet, mind, not resist, obey the rules, observe, overlook, perform, regard, relent, resign, respect, rise above, satisfy, serve, shrug, shrug it off, stay in line, submit, submit to, succumb, succumb to, swallow it, swallow the pill, take, take it, take orders, toe the line, truckle to, yield, yield to
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