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obey

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of obey

  1. to act according to the commands of she taught her dog to obey her when she said “Sit!” most people obey the law and wear their seat belts Synonyms adhere (to), comply (with), conform (to), follow, goose-step (to), mind, observe Related Words defer (to), submit (to), surrender (to), yield (to); accede (to), acquiesce (to), agree (to), assent (to); attend, hear, heed, listen (to), mark, note, notice, regard, take, watch Phrases abide by, fall in with, keep to Near Antonyms disoblige; challenge, dare; refuse, renounce, repudiate; direct, lead; brush off, disregard, ignore, overlook, overpass, pass over, tune out, wink (at); dismiss, pooh-pooh (also pooh), shrug off; breach, break, infringe, transgress, violate; deride, flout, mock, scoff (at), scorn; mutiny (against), revolt (against); buck, combat, contest, dispute, fight, oppose, resist, withstand Antonyms defy, disobey, rebel (against)


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