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verb [intransitive/transitive] disobey pronunciation in American English /ˌdɪsəˈbeɪ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydisobey
he/she/itdisobeys
present participledisobeying
past tensedisobeyed
past participledisobeyed
  1. to deliberately do the opposite of what someone in authority has told you to do, or deliberately not obey a rule
    If you continue to disobey the rules, you will be punished.
    They knew he was too weak to disobey.

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