Examples of disobey in a Sentence
If you disobey, you will be severely punished.
The soldier disobeyed the general's orders.
He was afraid to disobey his father.
The driver had disobeyed the law.
Recent Examples of disobey from the Web
Dylan Luehring, 18, of the 200 block of Geneva Avenue, Elmhurst, was charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor, speeding and disobeying a red light at 4:55 a.m. Sept. 4 at St. Charles Road and Route 83.
And yet, that difference in style, or even significant disagreements with the president on policy, does not entitle senior military leaders to disobey the president.
The officer drew his gun as the driver disobeyed his commands to show his hands.
The rule of law matters, and is undermined when the government nakedly disobeys its principles.
Wright said that Neal was given in-school suspension for disobeying a teacher Wednesday morning, before being suspended from campus for failing to do his assignment while in that suspension.
Hence the report that Bennett had disobeyed a cop’s command could not be confirmed visually.
Here, according to the indictment, is how the Playboy Gangster Crips operate: Members who disobey orders or rules, or go against the best interest of the gang are punished: they are either beaten, or kicked out of the group.
Kumari was cited for disobeying a traffic control signal, police said.
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Origin and Etymology of disobey
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsdefy, mock, rebel (against)
Antonymscomply (with), conform (to), follow, mind, obey
Related Wordsdisoblige; mutiny (against), revolt (against); disregard, ignore, overlook, overpass, pass over, tune out; brush off, dismiss, flout, pooh-pooh (also pooh), reject, scoff (at), scorn, shrug off, wink (at); breach, break, infringe, transgress, violate; buck, combat, contest, dispute, fight, oppose, resist, withstand
Near Antonymscapitulate (to), concede (to), defer (to), goose-step (to), serve, stoop (to), submit (to), surrender (to), yield (to); cooperate (with); keep, observe; accede (to), acquiesce (to), agree (to), assent (to), oblige; attend, hear, heed, listen (to), mark, note, notice, regard, watch
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