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obey an order

This page is about the collocation obey an order

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to do what someone orders or commands you to do

For example

  • Soldiers are taught to always obey orders.

  • We knew the order to shoot the protesters was wrong, so we didn't obey it.

Note:
A related collocation with the opposite meaning is "disobey an order"

Quick Quiz

Soldiers who don't obey orders are usually

a. severely punished

b. immediately promoted

c. greatly rewarded

Contributor: Matt Errey