Definitions for: Disobey


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.

Antonyms: obey

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

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