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obey

verb uk   /əʊˈbeɪ/ /əˈ-/ us    /oʊ-/
B2 [I or T] to act according to what you have been asked or ordered to do by someone in authority, or to behave according to a rule, law, or instruction: The soldiers refused to obey (orders). to obey the rules of international law
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[ T] to behave according to a scientific principle: Falling objects obey the law of gravity. [T] If your body or part of your body does not obey you, it does not work in the way it should: She was so tired her legs just wouldn't obey her any longer.
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