Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
   

o·bey

obey

 
 
pronunciation:
o beI
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word History, Word Explorer
part of speech: verb
inflections: obeys, obeying, obeyed
definition: to do what someone tells you to do.
The soldier obeyed the officer's orders.
similar words:
observe, yield to
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
derivations: obeyable (adj.), obeyingly (adv.), obeyer (n.)
Word History
The word obey comes from an early French word that means "give ear to" or "pay attention to."
Word Explorer
See
  tradition