Adjective "obeyed" definition and examples

(Obeyed may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Submit to the authority of (someone) or comply with (a law)
  1. 'A woman used to be required to obey her father before marriage, her husband during married life, and her sons in widowhood.'
  2. 'He learned the way of holiness by obeying his Father.'
  3. 'They are no longer puritanical and oriented to obeying an authoritarian God.'
  4. 'In this matter of seizing a child as you put it, which is against our laws, we cannot obey you.'
  5. 'He was meant for royalty and people always obeyed him.'
  6. 'You are protected by me and my power like every other vampire who follows and obeys me.'
  7. 'I immediately chased after her, obeying her as I always did.'
  8. 'The subjects must obey the emperor, and sons must obey their father.'
  9. 'He knew that his people would always obey him, but no one ever visited him just to talk.'
  10. 'People obeyed him because they were afraid of him; they feared him because he was a murderous thug, surrounded by an entourage of murderous thugs.'
  11. 'the officer was convicted for refusing to obey orders'
  12. 'Sometimes, the stolen pets are not controllable or refuse to obey the commands of the thieves, leading to a round of beatings.'
  13. 'Captain Harper shouted out orders to his crew, who rushed to obey his commands.'
  14. 'They can only eat at set times, must carry ID cards, obey all staff instructions and are only allowed restricted visits.'
  15. 'And on the need for contempt powers, he recounted how officials at times refused to obey the orders.'
  16. 'Men, women and children are tear-gassed and sprayed with capisicum spray when they refuse to obey orders.'
  17. 'The military commanders refused to obey their orders, in their minds for good and sufficient reasons.'
  18. 'I find that the father was justified in feeling that the mother was refusing to obey court orders, with impunity.'
  19. 'One constable slapped a Bengali photographer who refused to obey his orders on the first day of the Rawalpindi Test.'
  20. 'The soldiers obeyed his command because Rexil had ordered them to.'
  21. 'You must obey the instructions contained in this order.'
  22. 'the universe was complex but it obeyed certain rules'
  23. 'No matter that we didn't obey the golden rules - we were adults who could look after ourselves.'
  24. 'I want to strictly obey the principle that any difference theoretically impossible to detect is no difference at all.'
  25. 'According to them citizens must live and obey the governing rules of their society, but only contractually.'
  26. 'A love story between Adele and Rannulph could have obeyed cinematic formulas, but it doesn't.'
  27. 'Both generators obey the first ground rule of satire: meticulous observation.'
  28. 'This field obeys the expected equations of motion for an electromagnetic vector potential in four spacetime dimensions.'
  29. 'So the Planck length arises naturally when we ask what is the minimal size object we can make which doesn't collapse into a black hole and which obeys the uncertainty principle.'
  30. 'These two characteristics appear to be stable under many growth conditions and their inheritance obeys the rules of normal Mendelian genetics.'
  31. 'The most satisfying examples of it occur when the nonsense operates according to the rules of an anarchic universe, and obeys logic within this context.'
  32. 'The world looked on, deaf to pleas to intervene, and even when the president last week removed freedom of the press, the Commonwealth only uttered pious warnings about obeying democratic principles.'

More definitions

1. to comply with or follow the commands, restrictions, wishes, or instructions of: to obey one's parents.

2. to comply with or follow (a command, restriction, wish, instruction, etc.).

3. (of things) to respond conformably in action to: The car obeyed the slightest touch of the steering wheel.

4. to submit or conform in action to (some guiding principle, impulse, one's conscience, etc.). verb (used without object)

5. to be obedient: to agree to obey.

More examples(as adjective)

"orders can be obeyed."

"gods can be obeyed."

"bigwigs can be obeyed."


(obey)Middle English: from Old French obeir, from Latin oboedire, from ob- ‘in the direction of’ + audire ‘hear’.