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To obey a law or rule, or to accept someone's authority

obey

verb

to do what a law or a person says that you must do

observe

verb

to accept and obey something such as a rule or an agreement

comply

verb

to obey a rule or law, or to do what someone asks you to do

respect

verb

to obey a rule, law etc

abide by

to follow a rule, decision, or instruction

adhere to

to obey a rule, law, agreement etc

follow

verb

to obey an order, or to do what someone has advised you to do

conform

verb

to obey something such as a rule or law

keep to

to follow an agreement or a rule, by doing what you should do or what you said you would do

recognize

verb

to accept the authority or status of someone or something

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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