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synonyms for obeys

  • 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 obeys

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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 obeys in a sentence

The good to all that is there represented as due, ought to be done not less to the individual who obeys, than to others.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
Universal gravitation, invisible force, which the visible universe (what we call matter) obeys.
URANIACAMILLE FLAMMARION
In this dear child everything obeys the same impulse, everything develops visibly, and nothing is injured.
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
She accepts moral truth without waiting for a demonstration, and she obeys the law founded upon it without being its slave.
THOUGHTS ON EDUCATIONAL TOPICS AND INSTITUTIONSGEORGE S. BOUTWELL
The scrivener did look up accordingly, with the action of an automaton which suddenly obeys the impulse of a pressed spring.
THE FORTUNES OF NIGELSIR WALTER SCOTT
We (might answer), how can one say of this being that it obeys, if it be not constrained to follow something external?
PLOTINOS: COMPLETE WORKS, V. 3PLOTINOS (PLOTINUS)
The horse obeys the spur until he falls dead under the rider.
TRAVELS IN PERU, ON THE COAST, IN THE SIERRA, ACROSS THE CORDILLERAS AND THE ANDES, INTO THE PRIMEVAL FORESTSJ. J. VON TSCHUDI
"A good soldier is one who obeys orders," said Mr. Ellsworth, tightening his lips uncompromisingly.
TOM SLADE WITH THE COLORSPERCY K. FITZHUGH
Other things being equal the strong body obeys, but the weak body rules.
THE MINISTER AND THE BOYALLAN HOBEN
The purely animal part of man obeys the physical law, and consequently may show itself oppressed by the affection.
THE AESTHETICAL ESSAYSFRIEDRICH SCHILLER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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