What is the antonym of “disobeying”?
The antonyms of disobeying are obeying and complying. The antonyms obeying and complying convey a positive and cooperative behavior. It implies following rules, orders, or requests.
Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)
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To follow instructions, rules, or laws.
The students were obeying the teacher's instructions during the exam.
To act in accordance with a request, rule, or demand.
The company was complying with the new regulations to reduce pollution.
How are these antonyms different from each other?
- 1Obeying refers to following instructions, rules, or laws.
- 2Complying refers to acting in accordance with a request, rule, or demand.
Good things to know
- 1Instructing: Use obeying and complying to give clear instructions and expectations.
- 2Encouraging Cooperation: Encourage others to obey or comply with rules and regulations.
- 3Discussing Consequences: Discuss the consequences of disobeying versus obeying or complying with rules and laws.