I verb act illegally, arise, be derelict, be disloyal, be insubordinate, be mutinous, be negligent, be perfidious, be recalcitrant, be recusant, be treasonous, be undisciplined, be unruly, betray, break a law, break a rule, break the law, commit a crime, contravene, cross, defy, deviate, disregard, fail to comply, go counter to, ignore, infringe, insurrect, misbehave, mutiny, negate, neglect, not comply, not cooperate, not heed, not listen, not mind, not obey, oppose, pay no attention to, rebel, recalcitrate, refuse, refuse to obey, reject, repudiate, resist, revolt, revolutionize, rise, shirk, transgress, traverse, trespass, violate associated concepts: disobedience, disobedience to a lawful mandate of the court, failure to comply, willful disobedience II index break (violate), defect, defy, rebel, trespass, violate

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  • Disobey — Dis o*bey , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disobeyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disobeying}.] [F. d[ e]sob[ e]ir; pref. d[ e]s (L. dis ) + ob[ e]ir. See {Obey}, and cf. {Disobedient}.] Not to obey; to neglect or refuse to obey (a superior or his commands, the laws …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disobey — Dis o*bey , v. i. To refuse or neglect to obey; to violate commands; to be disobedient. [1913 Webster] He durst not know how to disobey. Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disobey — late 14c., from O.Fr. desobeir (13c.) disobey; refuse service or homage, from V.L. *disoboedire, reformed with dis from L.L. inobedire, a back formation from inobediens not obeying, from L. in not + prp. of obedire (see OBEY (Cf. obey)). Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • disobey — [v] disregard rules; refuse to conform balk, be remiss, break rules, contravene, counteract, dare, decline, defy, desert, differ, disagree, evade, flout, fly in face of*, go counter to, ignore, infringe, insurrect, misbehave, mutiny, neglect, not …   New thesaurus

  • disobey — ► VERB ▪ fail or refuse to obey. DERIVATIVES disobeyer noun …   English terms dictionary

  • disobey — [dis΄ō bā′, dis΄ə bā′] vt., vi. [ME disobeien < OFr desobeir: see DIS & OBEY] to refuse or fail to obey …   English World dictionary

  • disobey — UK [ˌdɪsəˈbeɪ] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms disobey : present tense I/you/we/they disobey he/she/it disobeys present participle disobeying past tense disobeyed past participle disobeyed to deliberately do the opposite of what… …   English dictionary

  • disobey — dis|o|bey [ ,dısə beı ] verb intransitive or transitive to deliberately do the opposite of what someone in authority has told you to do, or deliberately not obey a rule: If you continue to disobey the rules, you will be punished. They knew he was …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • disobey — verb Disobey is used with these nouns as the object: ↑command, ↑instruction, ↑master, ↑order …   Collocations dictionary

  • disobey — [[t]dɪ̱səbe͟ɪ[/t]] disobeys, disobeying, disobeyed VERB When someone disobeys a person or an order, they deliberately do not do what they have been told to do. [V n] ...a naughty boy who often disobeyed his mother and father... [V n] He urged… …   English dictionary

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