Obey

  • 1 OBEY (A.) — OBEY ANDRÉ (1892 1975) Né à Douai dans le Nord et mort à Montsoreau en Touraine, André Obey écrit ses deux premières pièces en collaboration avec Denys Amiel: La Souriante Madame Beudet , créée en 1921 par le groupe du Canard sauvage, connaît le… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 obey — obey, comply, mind are comparable when they mean to follow the wish, direction, or command of another. Obey is the general term and implies ready or submissive yielding to the authority of another (as by the performance of his command or bidding) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Obey — may refer to: Obedience (human behavior), 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… …

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  • 4 Obey — O*bey , v. i. To give obedience. [1913 Webster] Will he obey when one commands? Tennyson. [1913 Webster] Note: By some old writers obey was used, as in the French idiom, with the preposition to. [1913 Webster] His servants ye are, to whom ye obey …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Obey — O*bey , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Obeyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Obeying}.] [OE. obeyen, F. ob[ e]ir, fr. L. obedire, oboedire; ob (see Ob ) + audire to hear. See {Audible}, and cf. {Obeisance}.] 1. To give ear to; to execute the commands of; to yield… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Obey — ist der Name folgender Personen: David Obey (* 1938), US amerikanischer Politiker Ebenezer Obey (* 1942), nigerianischer Musiker Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter …

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  • 7 obey — I verb abide by, accede, accept, accommodate, acquiesce, act in accordance with orders, act on, adhere to, agree, answer to, assent, attend to, attend to orders, be devoted to, be faithful to, be governed by, be guided by, be loyal to, be… …

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  • 8 obey — [ō bā′] vt. [ME obeien < OFr obeir < L obedire, to obey < OL oboedire < ob (see OB ) + audire, to hear: see AUDIENCE] 1. to carry out the instructions or orders of 2. to carry out (an instruction or order) 3. to be guided by; submit… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 obey — (v.) late 13c., from O.Fr. obeir, from L. obedire, oboedire obey, pay attention to, give ear, lit. listen to, from ob to (see OB (Cf. ob )) + audire listen, hear (see AUDIENCE (Cf. audience)). Same sense development is in cognate O.E …

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  • 10 obey — [v] conform, give in abide by, accede, accept, accord, acquiesce, act upon, adhere to, agree, answer, assent, be loyal to, be ruled by, bow to*, carry out, comply, concur, discharge, do as one says, do one’s bidding, do one’s duty, do what is… …

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  • 11 obey — ► VERB 1) submit to the authority of. 2) carry out (an order). 3) behave in accordance with (a principle or law). ORIGIN Old French obeir, from Latin oboedire, from audire hear …

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  • 12 obey — 01. We are trying to teach our dog to [obey], but he is just plain stupid. 02. Actress Katherine Hepburn once remarked that if you [obey] all the rules, you miss all the fun. 03. If you don t [obey] the rules, you will be asked to leave. 04. In… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 13 obey — o|bey [əuˈbeı, ə US ou , ə ] v [I and T] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: obeir, from Latin oboedire, from audire to hear ] to do what someone in authority tells you to do, or what a law or rule says you must do ≠ ↑disobey ▪ The little boy …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 obey — verb ADVERB ▪ immediately, instantly, quickly ▪ She was used to having her orders instantly obeyed. ▪ blindly, meekly ▪ unquestioningly …

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  • 15 obey */*/ — UK [əˈbeɪ] / US [oʊˈbeɪ] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms obey : present tense I/you/we/they obey he/she/it obeys present participle obeying past tense obeyed past participle obeyed 1) to do what a law or a person says that you must do… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 obey — verb (I, T) to do what someone in a position of authority tells you to do, or to do what a law or rule says you must do: The men always obey him. | “Stand still!” he bellowed. Only a few obeyed. | obey an order/command: Soldiers are expected to… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 obey — dis·obey; obey; obey·able; obey·ance; obey·er; …

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  • 18 obey — o|bey [ ou beı ] verb intransitive or transitive * 1. ) to do what a law or person says you must do: He told the dog to sit and it immediately obeyed. Officers expect their troops to obey them without question. obey an order/command/instruction:… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 obey — verb 1) I was honor bound to obey Syn: do what someone says, carry out someone s orders; submit to, defer to, bow to, yield to, give in to 2) he refused to obey the order Syn: carry out, perform, act on, execute …

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  • 20 obey — [13] ‘To hear is to obey’ carries more than a germ of etymological truth. For obey comes via Old French obeir from Latin ōbēdīre, which meant literally ‘listen to’. It was a compound verb formed from the prefix ob ‘to’ and audīre ‘hear’ (source… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins