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synonyms for obeying

  • 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
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antonyms for obeying

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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 obeying in a sentence

The school said it immediately took action to have those families not obeying the rules leave or pay back tuition.
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They kicked him out because he refused to obey them, and the streets of Mexico City became his home for three weeks.
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There’s a lot of things in between, and it does a disservice to understanding humans to say we have to obey these very narrow rules.
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The statement was so bizarre that Allison obeyed without thinking, briefly pulling her mask below her chin.
‘TAKE OFF YOUR MASK’: BOORISH CUSTOMERS HAVE FOUND A WAY TO MAKE SEXUAL HARASSMENT EVEN MORE OF A HAZARDMONICA HESSEDECEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Yet the algorithms Nelson devises obey real-world constraints — chief among them the fact that computers cannot store unlimited amounts of data.
THE COMPUTER SCIENTIST WHO SHRINKS BIG DATAALLISON WHITTENDECEMBER 7, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
One of the simplest of these childish tricks is the invention of an excuse for not instantly obeying a command, as "Come here!"
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
The obeying of several hints, of secret impulses, argues great wisdom.
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
Instead of obeying, the officers and men held a mass meeting to draft their remonstrance to the Directory.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Then, learning from the uproar at the gate that the guards were obeying his instructions literally, he went on at an easier pace.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
"No apology is needed, mon ami," Paul exclaimed quickly, well aware that the detective was merely obeying instructions.
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