|Origin:||obeir, from Latin oboedire, from audire 'to hear'|
o‧bey [intransitive and transitive]
The little boy made no effort to obey.
'Sit!' he said, and the dog obeyed him instantly.
obey an order/command
Soldiers are expected to obey orders without questioning them.
obey the law/rules! Do not say 'obey to' someone or something. Obey must be followed directly by a noun: He refused to obey their orders (NOT He refused to obey to their orders).
Failure to obey the law can lead to a large fine.