Simple Definition of obey
: to do what someone tells you to do or what a rule, law, etc., says you must do
Full Definition of obey
1 : to follow the commands or guidance of
2 : to conform to or comply with <obey an order> <falling objects obey the laws of physics>
: to behave obediently
Examples of obey in a sentence
His dog has learned to obey several commands.
He always obeys his parents.
The children must obey the rules.
The children must learn to obey.
OBEY Defined for Kids
Definition of obey for Students
1 : to follow the commands or guidance of <Dogs are trained to obey their masters.>
2 : to comply with : carry out <obey an order> <obey the rules>
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up obey? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).