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

Synonyms

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

formal 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

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come running

to do exactly as someone tells you in a way that makes you look weak

cooperate

verb

to do what someone asks you to do, especially by providing them with information

dance to someone’s tune

informal to do what someone tells you to do

do someone’s bidding

to do what someone asks or tells you to do

follow/obey something to the letter

to do exactly what you are told to do

go straight

to stop committing crimes and live an honest life

go with the flow

to do what seems like the easiest thing in a particular situation

jump

verb

informal to immediately do what someone tells you to do although you do not want to do it

keep your nose clean

to behave well and not break any rules or laws

knuckle under

to do what someone tells you to do

mind

verb

American to obey someone, especially a parent or teacher

obey

verb

to behave in an expected way in relation to something

obey

verb

informal to do what is expected or is usual

play ball (with someone)

informal to do something, often something dishonest, that someone wants you to do

submit

verb

formal to agree to obey a rule, a law, or the decision of someone in authority

toe the line

to accept rules and to obey people in authority

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