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  • obey orders — obey commands …   English contemporary dictionary

  • obey orders, if you break owners — A nautical proverb; for the meaning see quot. 1924. 1782 W. GORDON Letter 30 Nov. in Proceedings of Massachusetts Hist. Society (1930) LXIII. 476 You will be safe, though you break orders that would break your owners. 1823 J. F. COOPER Pilot vii …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • refusal to obey orders — index contempt (disobedience to the court) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • obey dictates — obey orders …   English contemporary dictionary

  • obey — o|bey [əuˈbeı, ə US ou , ə ] v [I and T] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: obeir, from Latin oboedire, from audire to hear ] to do what someone in authority tells you to do, or what a law or rule says you must do ≠ ↑disobey ▪ The little boy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • obey — verb (I, T) to do what someone in a position of authority tells you to do, or to do what a law or rule says you must do: The men always obey him. | “Stand still!” he bellowed. Only a few obeyed. | obey an order/command: Soldiers are expected to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • obey — o•bey [[t]oʊˈbeɪ[/t]] v. t. 1) to comply with the wishes, instructions, or commands of 2) to comply with or follow: to obey orders[/ex] 3) to respond readily to: The car obeys my slightest touch on the steering wheel[/ex] 4) to submit or conform… …   From formal English to slang

  • obey — see he that cannot obey cannot command obey orders, if you break owners …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • obey — v. 1 tr. a carry out the command of (you will obey me). b carry out (a command) (obey orders). 2 intr. do what one is told to do. 3 tr. be actuated by (a force or impulse). Derivatives: obeyer n. Etymology: ME f. OF obeir f. L obedire (as OB ,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • obey — I verb abide by, accede, accept, accommodate, acquiesce, act in accordance with orders, act on, adhere to, agree, answer to, assent, attend to, attend to orders, be devoted to, be faithful to, be governed by, be guided by, be loyal to, be… …   Law dictionary

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