Definitions of obey

  1. be obedient to
  2. To give ear to; to execute the commands of; to yield submission to; to comply with the orders of.
  3. To submit to the authority of; to be ruled by.
  4. To yield to the impulse, power, or operation of; as, a ship obeys her helm.
  5. To give obedience.
  6. To submit to the rule or authority of; as, to obey the commandments; comply with the orders or instructions of; as, to obey parents; to respond to direction or control of; as, a horse obeys the rein.
  7. Obeyed.
  8. Obeying.
  9. To yield; do as bidden.
  10. To do as told: to be ruled by: to yield to.
  11. ( B.) To yield obedience ( followed by to).
  12. OBEYER.
  13. To do as ordered.
  14. To yield to; comply with the orders of.
  15. To do the bidding of ( a person); act according to ( a command or law); be controlled by.
  16. To yield obedience.
  17. To comply with orders or instructions; to submit to be ruled by, or to the control of; to yield to.
  18. To comply with the commands, orders, or instructions of a superior, as a parent, a master, or a teacher; to yield submission to.

Usage examples for obey

  1. But he did not obey her. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. But if he places me in command, I will cheerfully obey him, and will fight you and do you all the mischief in my power." – Plutarch's Lives Volume III. by Plutarch
  3. Should she obey it, or should she not obey it? – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  4. I shall leave these to guard you and obey you. – The Metal Monster by A. Merritt
  5. I obey you, lord. – Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard
  6. Slowly Clutching Hand started to obey – The Exploits of Elaine by Arthur B. Reeve
  7. I have done the best I can, and I know she will obey me." – The Expressman and the Detective by Allan Pinkerton
  8. Now, be so good as to obey me at once. – The New Tenant by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  9. " I'll do this and more, Jim Reid," said the Dean firmly, and there was that in his voice which, in the wild days of the past, had compelled many a man to fear and obey him. – When A Man's A Man by Harold Bell Wright
  10. I must, I will obey it. – Grandmother Elsie by Martha Finley
  11. Now is the time, while she is young and it will obey her. – The Girl and Her Religion by Margaret Slattery
  12. I will obey you in everything. – A Monk of Cruta by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. And to make you quick and true To obey – Quiet Talks on Service by S. D. Gordon
  14. I suppose I must obey but remember, you'll have to promise to obey pretty soon." – The Old Gray Homestead by Frances Parkinson Keyes
  15. I shall most certainly obey you in this, Sir, as in all other things! – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  16. They would, of course, obey the law. – The Red Hand of Ulster by George A. Birmingham
  17. Why do you not obey my orders to report strength and position of your command? – From Fort Henry to Corinth by Manning Ferguson Force
  18. " But you forget," said he, not taking his eyes from my face-" in my service I must obey as well as command: I am not my own master exactly." – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  19. Their business was simply to obey – The Spirit-Filled Life by John MacNeil Commentator: Andrew Murray
  20. No one shall come with us to- night who does not obey now! – Patsy by S. R. Crockett