Definition of obey verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    obey

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//oʊˈbeɪ//
     
    , NAmE//əˈbeɪ//
     
    [transitive, intransitive]obey (somebody/something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they obey
     
    he / she / it obeys
     
    past simple obeyed
     
    -ing form obeying
     
     
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  1. 1  to do what you are told or expected to do to obey a command/an order/rules/the law He had always obeyed his parents without question.
  2. 2(figurative) I tried to run but my legs just wouldn't obey me. “Sit down!” Meekly, she obeyed. opposite disobey
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