To obey is defined as to carry out given orders.verb
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- to carry out the instructions or orders of
- to carry out (an instruction or order)
- to be guided by; submit to the control of: to obey one's conscience
Origin: ME obeien < OFr obeir < L obedire, to obey < OL oboedire < ob- (see ob-) + audire, to hear: see audience
- obeyer noun
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verb o·beyed, o·bey·ing, o·beys verb, transitive
- To carry out or fulfill the command, order, or instruction of.
- To carry out or comply with (a command, for example).
Origin: Middle English obeien, from Old French obeir, from Latin oboedīre, to listen to : ob-, to; see ob- + audīre, to hear; see au- in Indo-European roots.
- o·beyˈer noun