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Meaning of “disobey” in the English Dictionary

"disobey" in British English

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disobeyverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˌdɪs.əˈbeɪ/
to ​refuse to do something that you are told to do: How ​dare you disobey me! to disobey ​orders
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(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 ​intentionallyfail to do what you are told or ​expected to do; not ​obey: [T] Half of the city’s ​driverstend to disobey ​rules and ​behave poorly.
(Definition of disobey from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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