Definition of disobey
: to be disobedient
: to fail to obey
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
Rolon has been charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, interfering with a police officer, reckless driving, disobeying the direction of an officer and failure to wear a seatbelt, police said.
Those caught disobeying the new law, put into effect on Monday, will have to pay a symbolic five francs, that will allegedly go to help protect the environment around the town.
Jeffrey Bagdon, 35, of the 5000 block of South Kenneth Avenue, Chicago, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, improper lane use, disobeying a stop sign and making an improper turn at 1:10 a.m.
According to Rockefeller, the bill will empower the FTC to go after companies that disobey the flag.
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Origin and Etymology of disobey
Middle English, from Anglo-French desobeir, from des- dis- + obeir to obey
First Known Use: 14th century
DISOBEY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of disobey for English Language Learners
: to not do what someone or something with authority tells you to do : to refuse or fail to obey rules, laws, etc.
DISOBEY Defined for Kids
Definition of disobey for Students
: to refuse or fail to behave as told or taught He disobeyed his parents.
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