- vt. 服从，听从；按照……行动
- vi. 服从，顺从；听话
- n. (Obey)人名；(英、法)奥贝
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
- obey:  ‘To hear is to obey’ carries more than a germ of etymological truth. For obey comes via Old French obeir from Latin ōbēdīre, which meant literally ‘listen to’. It was a compound verb formed from the prefix ob- ‘to’ and audīre ‘hear’ (source of English audible). By classical times the metaphorical sense ‘obey’ had virtually taken over from the original ‘listen to’, and it is this sense that informs the related obedient  and obeisance .
=> audible, obedient
- obey (v.)
- late 13c., from Old French obeir "obey, be obedient, do one's duty" (12c.), from Latin obedire, oboedire "obey, be subject, serve; pay attention to, give ear," literally "listen to," from ob "to" (see ob-) + audire "listen, hear" (see audience). Same sense development is in cognate Old English hiersumnian. Related: Obeyed; obeying.
- 1. Clifford's only stipulation is that his clients obey his advice.
- 2. They obey the one unwritten rule that binds them all—no talking.
- 3. He threatened to disinherit her if she refused to obey.
- 4. Will you kindly obey the instructions I am about to give?
- 5. It was still Baker's duty to obey.
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