Obey

Definition of Obey

O`bey´
v. t.1.To give ear to; to execute the commands of; to yield submission to; to comply with the orders of.
[imp. & p. p. Obeyed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Obeying.]
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.
v. i.1.To give obedience.
Will he obey when one commands?
- Tennyson.
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.

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