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obey


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Obey  \O*bey"\,  v.  i. 
  To  give  obedience. 
 
  Will  he  obey  when  one  commands?  --Tennyson. 
 
  Note:  By  some  old  writers  obey  was  used  as  in  the  French 
  idiom,  with  the  preposition  to 
 
  His  servants  ye  are  to  whom  ye  obey.  --Rom.  vi 
  16. 
 
  He  commanded  the  trumpets  to  sound:  to  which  the 
  two  brave  knights  obeying,  they  performed  their 
  courses.  --Sir.  P. 
  Sidney. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Obey  \O*bey"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Obeyed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Obeying}.]  [OE.  obeyen,  F.  ob['e]ir,  fr  L.  obedire 
  oboedire  ob  (see  Ob-)  +  audire  to  hear.  See  {Audible},  and 
  cf  {Obeisance}.] 
  1.  To  give  ear  to  to  execute  the  commands  of  to  yield 
  submission  to  to  comply  with  the  orders  of 
 
  Children,  obey  your  parents  in  the  Lord.  --Eph.  vi 
  1. 
 
  Was  she  the  God,  that  her  thou  didst  obey?  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  submit  to  the  authority  of  to  be  ruled  by 
 
  My  will  obeyed  his  will  --Chaucer. 
 
  Afric  and  India  shall  his  power  obey.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  yield  to  the  impulse,  power,  or  operation  of  as  a 
  ship  obeys  her  helm. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  obey 
  v  :  be  obedient  to  [ant:  {disobey}] 




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