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synonyms for disobey

  • contravene
  • defy
  • evade
  • flout
  • ignore
  • infringe
  • misbehave
  • overstep
  • transgress
  • violate
  • balk
  • counteract
  • dare
  • decline
  • desert
  • differ
  • disagree
  • mutiny
  • neglect
  • object
  • rebel
  • recalcitrate
  • resist
  • revolt
  • revolutionize
  • riot
  • shirk
  • strike
  • withstand
  • be remiss
  • break rules
  • fly in face of
  • go counter to
  • insurrect
  • not heed
  • not listen
  • not mind
  • pay no attention to
  • revolution
  • rise in arms
  • run riot
  • set aside
  • take law into own hands
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antonyms for disobey

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  • behave
  • obey
  • observe
  • accept
  • agree
  • aid
  • assist
  • comply
  • concur
  • conform
  • consent
  • do
  • go along
  • harmonize
  • help
  • support
  • oblige
  • regard
  • submit
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It praises law and order while reserving the right to disobey the law and overturn the political order through violence.
TRUMPISM IS AMERICAN FASCISMMICHAEL GERSONFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Service members who violate that ban can face court-martial for disobeying a lawful order or regulation, or for other offenses related to their extremist activity, such as making false statements to superiors.
THE BOOGALOO BOIS HAVE GUNS, CRIMINAL RECORDS AND MILITARY TRAINING. NOW THEY WANT TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT.BY A.C. THOMPSON, PROPUBLICA, AND LILA HASSAN AND KARIM HAJJ, FRONTLINEFEBRUARY 1, 2021PROPUBLICA
If the business or organization continues to willfully disobey the health orders like many in Carlsbad are, an officer is supposed to create a report that is sent to the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office for review and further action.
HOW CARLSBAD RESTAURANTS BECAME GROUND ZERO FOR CORONAVIRUS DEFIANCEKAYLA JIMENEZ AND SARA LIBBYJANUARY 19, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
She says that Americans must be prepared to “disobey the court” if it makes decisions that are not just.
GLORIA STEINEM ON WHAT AMY CONEY BARRETT’S CONFIRMATION WOULD MEANEHINCHLIFFEOCTOBER 26, 2020FORTUNE
As Martin Luther King said, if the rulings of the court are not just, we have a duty to disobey them—and we will simply disobey the court.
GLORIA STEINEM: ‘I’VE NEVER SEEN THIS MUCH ACTIVISM IN MY LIFE’EHINCHLIFFEOCTOBER 26, 2020FORTUNE
He believes MTS body camera footage would show he didn’t act unreasonably or flagrantly disobey the MTS officer’s orders.
MTS PURGED BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE BEFORE MAN’S ATTORNEY COULD ACCESS ITLISA HALVERSTADTJULY 21, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
That privates should obey, and that they should be smartly punished if they disobey, this one can understand very well.
LITTLE TRAVELS AND ROADSIDE SKETCHESWILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
A strong motive might induce her to disobey, but the disobedience in that case would be open.
A FOREST HEARTH: A ROMANCE OF INDIANA IN THE THIRTIESCHARLES MAJOR
He said that he meant to disobey them; that the emergency, he believed, justified disobedience.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
When his back was turned they grumbled at him savagely, threatening to disobey, resolving to quit.
BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
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WORDS RELATED TO DISOBEY

  • breach
  • contravene
  • disobey
  • disregard
  • infract
  • infringe
  • offend
  • renege on
  • transgress
  • violate
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.