Crossword clues for obey
- "___ your thirst" (former Sprite slogan)
- Do as told
- PassГ© wedding vow verb
- Wooden-soled shoe
- Not rock the boat
- Do as expected
- Earn a treat, say
- "You must ___" (order to an earthling)
- Do as one's told
- "You must ___"
- Succumb to mind control
- It goes with love and honor
- Conform or comply
- Comply; mind
- "___ thy heart": Emerson
- Nuptial verb, at times
- Controversial marriage vow
- Controversial vow word
- Somewhat outmoded wedding word
- Heed the head
- Debated wedding-vow word
- Carry out, as an order
- Carry out an order
- Refrain from contumacy
- Trainer's command
- Verb stricken from many marriage vows
- Follow the leader
- Sometime verb at nuptials
- Petruchio's imperative?
- Obsolescent wedding word
- Be guided by
- Comply with
- Be loyal to
- Word in old wedding vows
- Old-fashioned wedding word
- Follow instructions
- Do as directed
- Passe word in marriage vows
- Follow the code
- Follow orders
- Word from a hypnotist
- Do what you're told
- Follow, as orders
- Follow the rules
- Old wedding vows word
- Listen to
- Toe the line
- Pay heed
- Bow to
- "You will ___" (hypnotist's phrase)
- "You ... will ... ___!"
- Love, honor and ___
- Hypnotist's directive
- Hypnotist's imperative
- What a hypnotist may tell you to do
- Stay in line
- Command to a wayward child
- Outdated wedding-vow word
- Word removed from many modern wedding vows
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Obey \O*bey"\, v. i. To give obedience.
Will he obey when one commands?
Note: By some old writers obey was used, as in the French idiom, with the preposition to.
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
--Sir. P. Sidney.
Obey \O*bey"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Obeyed; p. pr. & vb. n. Obeying.] [OE. obeyen, F. ob['e]ir, fr. L. obedire, oboedire; ob (see Ob-) + audire to hear. See Audible, and cf. Obeisance.]
To give ear to; to execute the commands of; to yield submission to; to comply with the orders of.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord.
--Eph. vi. 1.
Was she the God, that her thou didst obey?
To submit to the authority of; to be ruled by.
My will obeyed his will.
Afric and India shall his power obey.
To yield to the impulse, power, or operation of; as, a ship obeys her helm.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 13c., from Old French obeir "obey, be obedient, do one's duty" (12c.), from Latin obedire, oboedire "obey, be subject, serve; pay attention to, give ear," literally "listen to," from ob "to" (see ob-) + audire "listen, hear" (see audience). Same sense development is in cognate Old English hiersumnian. Related: Obeyed; obeying.
vb. 1 (context transitive English) To do as ordered by (a person, institution etc), to act according to the bidding of. 2 (context intransitive English) To do as one is told. 3 (context obsolete intransitive English) To be obedient, compliant (to a given law, restriction etc.).
v. be obedient to [ant: disobey]
Obey may refer to:
- Obedience (human behavior), the act of following instructions or recognizing someone's authority
- Obey (surname)
- Obey (Brainbombs album), a 1995 album by the Swedish band Brainbombs
- Obey (Axis of Advance album), a 2004 album by the Canadian band Axis of Advance
- Andre the Giant Has a Posse, which spawned the OBEY Giant movement
- OBEY (clothing), a fashion line by Shepard Fairey
- Obey (Benedictum album), 2013
- Obey (The Jacka & Blanco album), 2012
Obey is an album released by the Canadian death metal band Axis of Advance in September 2004.
Obey is the third album by Brainbombs. It was initially released in 1996 through the Swedish record label Releasing Eskimo, then released on vinyl format in the US in 1997. Many reissues released through Armageddon records have surfaced since, on both CD and vinyl formats. The album's cover shows a photograph of Ed Gein.
Obey is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- André Obey (1892–1975), French playwright and writer
- Dave Obey (born 1938), American politician
- Ebenezer Obey (born 1942), Nigerian musician
- Pattie Obey, American choreographer
Obey is a collaboration album between American rappers Blanco and The Jacka, released on October 16, 2012. It includes guest appearances from Freeway, Mistah F.A.B., Ampichino & Messy Marv, among others. The cover art for Obey is a tribute to the painting Andre the Giant Has a Posse. Music videos have been filmed for "Submit" featuring Freeway and "This Is Your God" featuring Ampichino & Messy Marv.
OBEY Clothing is a popular streetwear producing company founded in 2001 by street artist and illustrator Shepard Fairey as an extension to his work in activism.
The brand is well known for incorporating politically and socially provocative propaganda into the designs of their clothing and its founder describes this as manufacturing dissent.
Usage examples of "obey".
These Sea Folk were not like the aborigines of Ruwenda, accustomed to obey the laws of the White Lady and freely accepting Kadiya as their leader.
To do Buldeo justice, if he had been ten years younger he would have taken his chance with Akela had he met the wolf in the woods, but a wolf who obeyed the orders of this boy who had private wars with man-eating tigers was not a common animal.
The whole of Africa right to Ethiopia and Nigritia obeys the book of the Alcoran, after having staggered under the book of the Gospel.
The garment was filthy and soaked with blood at the neck, but Alec obeyed quickly, pulling it on with a shudder of revulsion.
Perhaps it felt that Meir Amit was a general more likely to obey orders than the choleric Harel, who had become a legend in his own lifetime among the Israeli people and relished it.
I spent several hours with her, but I was obliged to obey her commands, and could only shew myself amorous in words.
She is acting by me like an angel, and if she were to command me to turn anchoret, I know I ought to obey her.
She meant to lift her head, look for Anele, but the muscles in her neck and shoulders refused to obey her.
He stood with tiller in hand, keen eyes asquint against the sky, watching the sail and calling sharp commands which the others instantly obeyed.
The apologies which were repeatedly addressed to the successors of Trajan are filled with the most pathetic complaints, that the Christians, who obeyed the dictates, and solicited the liberty, of conscience, were alone, among all the subjects of the Roman empire, excluded from the common benefits of their auspicious government.
The monarch awoke, interpreted the auspicious omen, and obeyed, without hesitation, the will of Heaven.
So Gingrich was an authoritarian who wanted to be obeyed because he supported a policy also supported by Teddy Kennedy, Michael Dukakis, and Stephen Breyer.
The girl quickly obeyed and departed, stepping past Azar as she entered the room.
She bade him bring her a twig of the tree, and conquer the owner of the castle, who would challenge him as soon as he touched it, and promised that if he obeyed her exactly she would be his faithful wife.
The very first order laid upon me was never to go out unknown to the bailo, and without being escorted by a janissary, and this order I obeyed to the letter.