disobey

[ dis-uh-bey ]
/ ˌdɪs əˈbeɪ /
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verb (used with or without object)

to neglect or refuse to obey.

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Origin of disobey

1350–1400; Middle English disobeien<Old French desobeir, equivalent to des-dis-1 + obeir to obey

OTHER WORDS FROM disobey

dis·o·bey·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disobey

disobey
/ (ˌdɪsəˈbeɪ) /

verb

to neglect or refuse to obey (someone, an order, etc)

Derived forms of disobey

disobeyer, noun
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