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Vocabulary: obeying or disobeying someone
Since our childhood, in any mother tongue, we have heard: "You must obey!", "You must NOT disobey!"; these words were repeated again and again... Later, in our present society life has imposed rules that had to be followed, respected and transmitted.
A lot of vocabulary and of expressions belong to this theme. Therefore, it's important to get familiar with all of them and to try and remember those which will be useful to you.
OBEY! To be submissive
|To obey sb/ sth||obedient|
|To conform to sth||in accordance with|
To abide by something
To respect something
|To toe the line||to obey sb implicitly|
|To submit to sb/ sth||submission|
|To defer to sb||deferential|
|To back down GB/ back off US||deference|
Very accommodating... To be at someone's beck and call...
- As you please/ as you like
- To be at sb's beck and call
- She can twist him round her little finger
- Do what you're told!/ Do as you're told!
- To give way to sb/sth/ to yield to sb/ sth
To toe the line To be deferential
|To disobey/ disobedient|
|To ignore/ to pay no heed to||defiance|
|To defy sb to do sth||defiant|
|To stand up to sb||nonconformity|
|Insubordinate/ insurbordination||rebellious/ a rebel|
|To rebel against/ a rebellion||to revolt/ a revolt|
|Mutinous/ a mutiny||to mutiny|
A defiant kid and a rebellious one!
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