Definition of obey
- He always obeys his parents.
- obey an order
- Falling objects obey the laws of physics.
- The dog does not always obey.
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.
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abide by, fall in with, keep to;
: to do what someone tells you to do or what a rule, law, etc., says you must do
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