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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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We're taught to obey the man at our head: step off when he says so, and step in when he says so.
All you have to do is to obey the man at your head and ask no questions.
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.
What persuadeth the living thing to obey, and command, and even be obedient in commanding?
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?
In the latter case their government is weaker and more insecure, because it rests entirely on the goodwill of those citizens who are raised to the magistracy, and who, especially in troubled times, can destroy the government with great ease, either by intrigue or open defiance; and the prince has not the chance amid tumults to exercise absolute authority, because the citizens and subjects, accustomed to receive orders from magistrates, are not of a mind to obey him amid these confusions, and there will always be in doubtful times a scarcity of men whom he can trust.
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.
How, knave,'' replied his master, ``wilt thou not obey my commands?
And 'He who obeys the Messenger obeys Allah: (4: 80).
The Prophet also said: "He who obeys me, obeys God, and he who disobeys me, disobeys God.
But if anyone obeys His word, God's love is truly made complete in him.
Simon explains the seeming futility but then obeys.