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Meaning of obey

o•bey

Pronunciation: (ō-bā'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to comply with or follow the commands, restrictions, wishes, or instructions of: to obey one's parents.
  2. to comply with or follow (a command, restriction, wish, instruction, etc.).
  3. (of things) to respond conformably in action to: The car obeyed the slightest touch of the steering wheel.
  4. to submit or conform in action to (some guiding principle, impulse, one's conscience, etc.).
—v.i.
  1. to be obedient: to agree to obey.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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