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synonyms for obey

  • accept
  • adhere to
  • carry out
  • comply
  • embrace
  • execute
  • heed
  • live by
  • observe
  • surrender
  • accede
  • accord
  • acquiesce
  • agree
  • answer
  • assent
  • concur
  • discharge
  • follow
  • fulfill
  • keep
  • mind
  • perform
  • respond
  • serve
  • submit
  • abide by
  • act upon
  • be loyal to
  • be ruled by
  • bow to
  • do as one says
  • do one's bidding
  • do one's duty
  • do what is expected
  • do what one is told
  • get in line
  • give way
  • hold fast
  • knuckle under
  • play second fiddle
  • take orders
  • toe the line
See also synonyms for: obeyed / obeying / obeys
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antonyms for obey

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  • decline
  • deny
  • disregard
  • forget
  • ignore
  • leave
  • miss
  • neglect
  • overlook
  • refuse
  • reject
  • argue
  • ask
  • differ
  • disagree
  • disallow
  • disapprove
  • disobey
  • dispute
  • dissent
  • fail
  • object
  • oppose
  • protest
  • question
  • mutiny
  • rebel
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How to use obey in a sentence

She agreed several times that “no one is above the law,” but she warned that the Supreme Court has no real recourse to ensure that people, including the president, obeyed its orders.
TO DEMOCRATS’ FRUSTRATION, GOP PREDICTS CLEAR SAILING AS BARRETT TESTIMONY ENDSROBERT BARNES, SEUNG MIN KIM, ANN MARIMOWOCTOBER 15, 2020WASHINGTON POST
“The Supreme Court can’t control what the president obeys,” she said flatly.
BARRETT CONFIRMATION HEARING DAY THREE: BARRETT DECLINES TO SAY WHETHER IT’S WRONG TO SEPARATE MIGRANT CHILDREN FROM PARENTSDEREK HAWKINS, SEUNG MIN KIM, ANN MARIMOW, KAROUN DEMIRJIANOCTOBER 14, 2020WASHINGTON POST
If they obey and seem comfortable, there’s a good chance your pup will survive the day without you.
HOW TO HELP YOUR PET WITH SEPARATION ANXIETYSARA KILEY WATSONAUGUST 26, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
They provide continuous information, so that the population can have real-time updates, and then believe in the government and strictly obey all their guidelines.
VIETNAM’S COVID HOSPITALTATE RYAN-MOSLEYAUGUST 19, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The strong force operating between quarks obeys very complicated rules—so complicated, in fact, that usually the only way to calculate its effects is to use approximations and supercomputers.
CERN: PHYSICISTS REPORT THE DISCOVERY OF UNIQUE NEW PARTICLEHARRY CLIFFJULY 15, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
The sepoys refused to obey, and the sowars, drawing their pistols, shot dead or severely wounded six British officers.
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At the Flagstaff Tower the 74th and the remainder of the 38th suddenly told their officers that they would obey them no longer.
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He felt very sorry for the Temecula people, the sheriff did; but he had to obey the law himself.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
He understood, and would obey; but his eyes followed her wistfully till she disappeared from sight.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
When he was only three years old the huge creature would obey him and allow him to drive anywhere he pleased.
ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
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WORDS RELATED TO OBEY

  • abide by
  • be attached
  • be constant
  • be devoted
  • be devoted to
  • be faithful
  • be loyal
  • be true
  • cleave to
  • comply
  • follow
  • fulfill
  • heed
  • keep
  • maintain
  • mind
  • obey
  • observe
  • practice
  • respect
  • stand by
  • support
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