obey


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Synonyms for obey

submit to

Synonyms

  • submit to
  • surrender (to)
  • give way to
  • succumb to
  • bow to
  • give in to
  • yield to
  • be ruled by
  • serve
  • defer to
  • cave in to
  • take orders from
  • do what you are told by

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submit

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The authority of government, even such as I am willing to submit to--for I will cheerfully obey those who know and can do better than I, and in many things even those who neither know nor can do so well--is still an impure one: to be strictly just, it must have the sanction and consent of the governed.
Obey the man next to you who gives the order, or you'll stop all the battery, besides getting a thrashing.
said the chief, "for there we obey only our own wills.
And for that reason," said the native officer, twirling his mustache, "your Amir whom you do not obey must come here and take orders from our Viceroy.
My oath on it," said Andres, "your worship will be well advised to obey the command of that good knight- may he live a thousand years- for, as he is a valiant and just judge, by Roque, if you do not pay me, he will come back and do as he said.
I am here alone with you, my lord: if divided success alarms you, if my complicity annoys you, you are armed, my lord, and here is a grave ready dug; if, on the contrary, the enthusiasm of your cause carries you away, if you are what you appear to be, if your hand in what it undertakes obeys your mind, .
Are there many of these mice which call you Queen and are willing to obey you?
It may be a little contrary to your wishes, my friend," the latter proceeded, "to find yourself so far from the throb of our great struggle, yet in these days we serve best who obey.
She justifies her action, asserting that she was bound to obey the eternal laws of right and wrong in spite of any human ordinance.
I will; and first tell me, Do you admit that it is just or subjects to obey their rulers?
But let us consider: Have we not admitted that the rulers may be mistaken about their own interest in what they command, and also that to obey them is justice?
You have never yet given her advice in an affair of this kind," said Nightingale; "for I am greatly mistaken in my cousin, if she would be very ready to obey even your most positive commands in abandoning her inclinations.
And this heard I secondly: Whatever cannot obey itself, is commanded.
What persuadeth the living thing to obey, and command, and even be obedient in commanding?
Why, then, if the belt obeys you, were we unable to discover the Tin Woodman?