Antonyms for obeys

Grammar : Verb
Spell : oh-bey
Phonetic Transcription : oʊˈbeɪ

Definition of obeys

Origin :
  • late 13c., from Old French obeir "obey, be obedient, do one's duty" (12c.), from Latin obedire, oboedire "obey, be subject, serve; pay attention to, give ear," literally "listen to," from ob "to" (see ob-) + audire "listen, hear" (see audience). Same sense development is in cognate Old English hiersumnian. Related: Obeyed; obeying.
  • verb conform, give in
Example sentences :
  • The moment he obeys the rein and drops into a walk, the hand is to be relaxed.
  • Extract from : « The Young Lady's Equestrian Manual » by Anonymous
  • And as one obeys it, there is the joy of obedience, quite apart from the joy of success.
  • Extract from : « Things as They Are » by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
  • Everything on which his eye rests, obeys the impulses of moral nature.
  • Extract from : « Essays, Second Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • He has my orders, and my servants have orders to see that he obeys them.
  • Extract from : « The Lion's Skin » by Rafael Sabatini
  • And should you say that any one obeys the laws without knowing what the laws ordain?
  • Extract from : « The Memorabilia » by Xenophon
  • He lays down the empty pipe he has been twirling in his fingers, and obeys her.
  • Extract from : « Despair's Last Journey » by David Christie Murray
  • She beckons him to come a little nearer to her, and silently he obeys the gesture.
  • Extract from : « Molly Bawn » by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  • He obeys, and the result is the capture of a fish which brings him in wealth.
  • Extract from : « Russian Fairy Tales » by W. R. S. Ralston
  • He has troops of his own, an army which obeys no orders but his.
  • Extract from : « Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Egypt » by James Baikie
  • Prejudice obeyed as it ever obeys in that vast land of untrameled freedom.
  • Extract from : « Lords of the North » by A. C. Laut

Synonyms for obeys

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