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King James Dictionary [1]

Obey, L. obedio Gr.

1. To comply with the commands, orders or instructions of a superior, or with the requirements of law, moral, political or municipal to do that which is commanded or required, or to forbear doing that which is prohibited.

Children, obey your parents in the Lord.  Ephesians 6 .

Servants, obey in all things your masters.  Colossians 3 .

He who has learned to obey, will know how to command.

2. To submit to the government of to be ruled by.

All Israel obeyed Solomon.  1 Chronicles 29 .  Daniel 7 .

3. To submit to the direction or control of. Seamen say, the ship will not obey the helm.

Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.  Romans 6 .  James 3 .

4. To yield to the impulse, power or operation of as, to obey stimulus.

Relentless time, destroying power, whom stone and brass obey.

Webster's Dictionary [2]

(1): ( v. t.) To yield to the impulse, power, or operation of; as, a ship obeys her helm.

(2): ( v. t.) To submit to the authority of; to be ruled by.

(3): ( v. i.) To give obedience.

(4): ( v. t.) To give ear to; to execute the commands of; to yield submission to; to comply with the orders of.