Obey and Tell


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Obey verb – To act according to the commands of.
Tell is an antonym for obey in disobey topic.
Nearby Word: obeying
Antonyms for Obey


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Tell verb – To issue orders to (someone) by right of authority.
Usage example: told us to sit still and wait

Obey is an antonym for tell.
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Antonyms for Tell
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Common collocations

people obey people tell people
parents obey parents tell parents
time obey time tell time
way obey way tell way
Other nouns: mother, anyone, humans, kids.

Both words in one sentence

  • Artistic License – Gun Safety S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Most characters will tell you to holster your weapon and won't talk with you if you don't obey.
  • Taught by Experience Oreg suffers severe pain at least once, because he didn't tell Ward what happens if he doesn't obey an order.
  • Unishment They obey, and then a passenger tries to taunt Cosby by sarcastically remarking how pleasant it must be sitting up there - only for Cosby to sincerely tell him that, yes, in fact, it is.
    Source: Unishment
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