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American English: /əˈbidiəns/
, /oʊˈbidiəns/
British English: /əˈbiːdɪəns/

Translation of obedience in Spanish:


  • to show obedience to somebody/something
    obedecer a alguien/algo
    to owe obedience to somebody [formal]
    deberle obediencia a alguien
    to act in obedience to somebody's wishes
    actuar obedeciendo los deseos de alguien
    Example sentences
    • But his blind obedience to duty and authority leads to a moral failure to rebel against Ahab, and because duty wins, he dooms both himself and the ship to its fate.
    • Particularly significant is the power of certain types of organization to condition the behaviour of their members, especially in habituating them to obedience to authority.
    • He was fascinated by behavioural patterns and society's obedience to authority and New Yorkers were doubtless delighted when his research revealed them to be so obliging.

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