Pronunciation of Obey
/ə͡ʊbˈe͡ɪ/, /əʊbˈeɪ/, /əʊ_b_ˈeɪ/
Antonyms for obey:
Synonyms for obey:
Sense 3 (noun)
cede, respect, observe, bow, conform, capitulate, succumb, shape up, assent, bend, accept, genuflect, adhere, comply, cave, consent, acquiesce, fulfill, yield, kowtow, knuckle under, concur, submit, agree, surrender, defer.
comply with, DO.
adhere to, shape up.
Usage examples for obey:
- It is one of my grandfather's orders, so I suppose we shall have to obey. - "From the Housetops", George Barr McCutcheon.
- He forgot the king's warning and his promise to obey. - "Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends", Gertrude Landa.
- He has the power to command you and you must obey- until Jack comes back to you. - "Gunman's Reckoning", Max Brand.