Meaning of “disobey” in the English Dictionary

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"disobey" in British English

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disobeyverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˌdɪs.əˈbeɪ/ us /ˌdɪs.əˈbeɪ/

to refuse to do something that you are told to do:

How dare you disobey me!
to disobey orders

(Definition of “disobey” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"disobey" in American English

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disobeyverb [ I/T ]

us /ˌdɪs·əˈbeɪ/

to intentionally fail to do what you are told or expected to do; not obey:

[ T ] Half of the city’s drivers tend to disobey rules and behave poorly.

(Definition of “disobey” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)