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Meaning of DISOBEY

Pronunciation:  `disu'bey

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  refuse to go along with; refuse to follow; be disobedient; "He disobeyed his superviser and was fired"
 

DISOBEY is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Antonyms: obey
 
 See Also: balk, baulk, counteract, countermine, decline, jib, refuse, resist, sabotage, sit in, subvert, undermine, weaken

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: break, break the law, care naught for, contravene, defy, disregard, flout, go counter to, ignore, infringe, mutiny, not conform, not heed, not keep, not listen, not mind, not observe, oppose, overstep, rebel, refuse to cooperate, resist, revolt, scoff at, set at defiance, set at naught, set naught by, strike, transgress, violate
 

 

 

 

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