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obeyverb

uk   /əʊˈbeɪ/ /əˈbeɪ/  us   /oʊˈbeɪ/
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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obeyverb [I/T]

 us   /oʊˈbeɪ/
to do what you are told or expected to do according to someone in authority or a rule or law: [I] The toddler refused to obey. [T] Residents are expected to obey the house rules.
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