to refuse or fail to obey
Origin of disobeyMiddle English disobeien ; from Old French desobeir: see dis- and amp; obey
verbdis·o·beyed, dis·o·bey·ing, dis·o·beys
To refuse or fail to follow an order or rule.
To refuse or fail to obey (an order or rule).
Origin of disobeyMiddle English disobeien, from Old French desobeir, from Vulgar Latin *disobed&imacron;re : Latin dis-, dis- + Latin oboed&imacron;re, to obey; see obey.
(third-person singular simple present disobeys, present participle disobeying, simple past and past participle disobeyed)
From Old French desobeir