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Definition of Obey


  1. To give ear to; to execute the commands of; to yield submission to; to comply with the orders of.
  2. To submit to the authority of; to be ruled by.
  3. To yield to the impulse, power, or operation of; as, a ship obeys her helm.
  4. To give obedience.

Obey Quotations

Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
Malcolm X

Every person has free choice. Free to obey or disobey the Natural Laws. Your choice determines the consequences. Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices.
Alfred A. Montapert

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
Khalil Gibran

If a superior give any order to one who is under him which is against that man's conscience, although he do not obey it yet he shall not be dismissed.
Francis of Assisi

Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.
David Hume
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Obey Translations

obey in Afrikaans is gehoorsaam
obey in Danish is adlyde
obey in Dutch is gehoorzamen
obey in Italian is obbedire
obey in Latin is pareo
obey in Spanish is obedecer
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