Definition of Disobey

1. Verb. Refuse to go along with; refuse to follow; be disobedient. "He disobeyed his supervisor and was fired"

Generic synonyms: Decline, Refuse
Specialized synonyms: Sit In, Counteract, Countermine, Sabotage, Subvert, Undermine, Weaken, Balk, Baulk, Jib, Resist
Derivative terms: Disobedience, Disobedient, Disobedient
Antonyms: Obey



Definition of Disobey

1. v. t. Not to obey; to neglect or refuse to obey (a superior or his commands, the laws, etc.); to transgress the commands of (one in authority); to violate, as an order; as, refractory children disobey their parents; men disobey their Maker and the laws.

2. v. i. To refuse or neglect to obey; to violate commands; to be disobedient.

Definition of Disobey

1. Verb. (transitive) To refuse to obey an order of (sb). ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To refuse to obey. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disobey

1. to fail to obey [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Literary usage of Disobey

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"She spoke ; nor white-arm Here disobey'd, 430 Daughter of ancient Kronos, eldest-born ; But went, and straight 'gan yoke the gold-trapp'd steeds. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"He defends Campion and the other martyrs from the imputation of treason, points to the oppression of the Government and the to disobey her and her laws, ..."

3. Southern Literary Messenger by Carnegie-Mellon University, School of Computer Science (1839)
"... and, except by leave, the subordinates dare not disobey the injunction ; for the eye of a master is upon them, unless it has gone for n season, to read, ..."

4. The History of England from the Accession of James the Second by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay (1849)
"Even in the chapel of Saint James's Palace the officiating minister had the courage to disobey the order. The Westminster boys long remembered what took ..."

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