disobey

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French desobeir.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌdɪs.əˈbeɪ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌdɪs.əˈbeɪ/, /ˌdɪs.oʊ.ˈbeɪ/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪ

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disobey (third-person singular simple present disobeys, present participle disobeying, simple past and past participle disobeyed)

  1. (transitive) To refuse or (intentionally) fail to obey an order of (somebody).
    disobey the rules
    disobey your parents
  2. (intransitive) To refuse or (intentionally) fail to obey.

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