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obey in English:

1. disobey


Tom didn't have the courage to disobey Mary.
Soldiers who disobey orders will be court-martialled.
If you continue to disobey the rules, you will be punished.
around 1,000 soldiers had disobeyed orders and surrendered
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'... if I commanded a general to turn into a sea bird, and the general disobeyed, it would not be the general's fault. It would be mine.'
She would never disobey her parents.
Soldiers will be obliged to disobey commands deemed to have a political connotation.

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2. disobeyed


You disobeyed a direct order and must pay the consequences.
The pupils disobeyed their teacher.

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3. to act according to what you have been asked by someone in authority



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4. disobedience


I was condemned for my disobedience.
Gandhi started a campaign of civil disobedience against the British authorities.
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.

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5. following orders



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6. to do what you are told or expected to do according to someone in authority or a rule or law



7. to follow everything a leader says



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8. disobedient


My children are disobedient.
My dog is very disobedient.
To be disobedient, a child has to break a rule.
He never does what he's told. He's very disobedient
Children are inclined to be disobedient.
From an adult's one-sided point of view, children's attitudes often seem to be disobedient.

9. to follow or carry out orders and instructions



10. to do as told



11. obey


Obey thyself.
We obey our parents because we honor them and we love them.
Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.
Although I broke test tubes and played about with chemicals for fun, I did occasionally manage to obey the teacher's instructions as well; repeating experiments that others had long ago undertaken.
He went so far as to hit the girl to make her obey his orders.
As young pupils we had to obey many rules at school.
Only the children still obey me./We were trained to obey orders
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If you don’t obey the law, you risk going to prison.
they expect to be obeyed by their children and do not care about their opinions and feelings
A referee or umpire is an official who makes the players obey the rules.
He called the dog off and it immediately obeyed. Drivers are not obeying the new traffic laws.
When the police compel you to obey speed limits or else get a ticket, this is an example of a situation where the police enforce the law.
You have a cat in my flat? Oh Helen, why can't you ever obey the rules

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12. abide


I hope that Japan will abide by its Constitution.
I can't abide it/him
Abide by your promise.
Abide with me.
We all abide by law to live in any society.
There were no laws for people to abide by.
But Judah shall abide for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation.
they can’t even abide to think about it
European farmers must abide by rules put in place for the safety of the consumer.
this is what teaches us to negotiate and to abide our differences.
I will abide by my deadlines in terms of dealing with this kind of situation.
However farmers in the UK have to abide by the Assured Produce Standards, sometimes known as the Red Tractor Assurance.
If they disagree about something, and are unable to resolve it between themselves, they submit their case to the DRO, and agree to abide by that DRO’s decision.
Abide by the inevitable.
To put up with; tolerate: can't abide such incompetence. See Synonyms at bear2. To wait patiently for: "I will abide the coming of my lord"3. To withstand: a thermoplastic that will abide rough use and great heat.