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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

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 you and I desire the blessings of life, of health, of vigor of body and mind; if we desire the destroying angel to pass us by, as he did in the days of the children of Israel, we must obey the Word of Wisdom; then God is bound, and the blessing shall come to us.
Heber J. Grant

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

The enemy of human happiness as well as the cause of poverty and starvation is not the birth of children. It is the failure of people to do with the earth what God could teach them to do if only they would ask and then obey, for they are agents unto themselves.
Henry B. Eyring
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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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