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disobey


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disobey  \Dis`o*bey"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Disobeyed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Disobeying}.]  [F.  d['e]sob['e]ir;  pref.  d['e]s-  (L. 
  dis-)  +  ob['e]ir.  See  {Obey},  and  cf  {Disobedient}.] 
  Not  to  obey;  to  neglect  or  refuse  to  obey  (a  superior  or  his 
  commands,  the  laws,  etc.);  to  transgress  the  commands  of  (one 
  in  authority);  to  violate,  as  an  order  as  refractory 
  children  disobey  their  parents;  men  disobey  their  Maker  and 
  the  laws. 
 
  Not  to  disobey  her  lord's  behest.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disobey  \Dis`o*bey"\,  v.  i. 
  To  refuse  or  neglect  to  obey;  to  violate  commands;  to  be 
  disobedient. 
 
  He  durst  not  know  how  to  disobey.  --Sir  P. 
  Sidney. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disobey 
  v  :  refuse  to  go  along  with  refuse  to  follow  be  disobedient; 
  "He  disobeyed  his  superviser  and  was  fired"  [ant:  {obey}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  DISOBEY,  v.t.  To  celebrate  with  an  appropriate  ceremony  the  maturity 
  of  a  command. 
 
  His  right  to  govern  me  is  clear  as  day 
  My  duty  manifest  to  disobey; 
  And  if  that  fit  observance  e'er  I  shut 
  May  I  and  duty  be  alike  undone. 
  Israfel  Brown 
 
 




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