To obey is defined as to carry out given orders.(verb)
An example of to obey is a dog sitting when their owner tells them to sit.
See obey in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME obeien < OFr obeir < L obedire, to obey < OL oboedire < ob- (see ob-) + audire, to hear: see audience
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verb o·beyed, o·bey·ing, o·beys verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English obeien
Origin: , from Old French obeir
Origin: , from Latin oboedīre, to listen to
Origin: : ob-, to; see ob-
Origin: + audīre, to hear; see au- in Indo-European roots.
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