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disobey

dis·o·bey

disobey

 
pronunciation:
dIs o beI
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: disobeyed, disobeying, disobeys
definition: to fail or refuse to obey.
The soldier was punished for disobeying orders.They felt the law was unjust and that it was their duty to disobey it.She disobeyed her parents when she went to that party.These parents feel helpless when their child disobeys.
synonyms:
break, contravene, defy, ignore
antonyms:
comply, obey
similar words:
disregard, flout, infringe, rebel, resist, violate
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derivation: disobeyer (n.)
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