Definitions of disobey

  1. refuse to go along with; refuse to follow; be disobedient; " He disobeyed his superviser and was fired"
  2. Not to obey; to neglect or refuse to obey ( a superior or his commands, the laws, etc.); to transgress the commands of ( one in authority); to violate, as an order; as, refractory children disobey their parents; men disobey their Maker and the laws.
  3. To refuse or neglect to obey; to violate commands; to be disobedient.
  4. To fail to comply with; refuse to carry out the orders of.
  5. To neglect or refuse to obey or do what is commanded.
  6. To neglect or refuse to obey.

Usage examples for disobey

  1. You would have me disobey the commands of my lord and master? – The Secret Witness by George Gibbs
  2. All the doors were open, the weather being warm and pleasant, and Lucindy presently heard her asking Cally- Lou why she continued to disobey the only friend she had in the world. – The Bishop and the Boogerman by Joel Chandler Harris
  3. " No, no, the orders are instant, I dare not disobey them. – Moon of Israel by H. Rider Haggard
  4. Which o' ye can tell me who is the great master- the one ye must never disobey? – Darrel of the Blessed Isles by Irving Bacheller
  5. But they were afraid to disobey the King's order. – The Sleeping Beauty by C. S. Evans
  6. Don Luis, though not particularly well pleased at this address, thought it would be of no avail either to answer or to disobey the order; and accordingly endeavoured so to direct his course as to reach the entrance of the cavern, hoping soon to see the light of day streaming in from the opening in the rock. – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  7. And who wert thou, to disobey me? – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  8. Thus he spoke; nor did the brave son of Anchises disobey. – The Iliad of Homer (1873) by Homer
  9. On one occasion a man ventured to disobey an order that was given to him, and when he was brought before the commander the General said that if a man could disobey an order at such a critical time he could not be in his right mind, he must be mad. – Young Knights of the Empire by Sir Robert Baden-Powell
  10. Do you mean to disobey the orders of the Government? – With Steyn and De Wet by Philip Pienaar
  11. And Cale rose at that summons, for it was not one he might dare to disobey. – Tom Tufton's Travels by Evelyn Everett-Green
  12. He dare not disobey me, and when in the morning she asks for the pony, he can tell her just how it is." – 'Lena Rivers by Mary J. Holmes
  13. And why should I disobey my beloved in such a simple matter? – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  14. This gentleman, Monsieur Buckhurst, will slay me if I disobey him! – The Maids of Paradise by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
  15. To disobey was death. – Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865 by Carlton McCarthy
  16. Ussher had desired her to do so, and she feared to disobey him; besides, at one of these places he had to give her final instructions as to their departure. – The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope
  17. " Obey, and I will do anything for you in the world," says Nature, " disobey and you cannot move me one single inch." – Parent and Child Vol. III., Child Study and Training by Mosiah Hall
  18. Disobey at your peril. – The Strong Arm by Robert Barr
  19. It was not right to disobey, but it could not matter very much now, for mademoiselle was going away in the afternoon. – The Belovéd Traitor by Frank L. Packard
  20. " If you disobey me in the slightest, you are no longer a daughter of my house," he said, in the cold, hard tone which Dora knew so well, and had feared so much. – The Cromptons by Mary J. Holmes