Translation of obey in Spanish:

obey

Pronunciation: /əˈbeɪ; əʊ-/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [person/instructions] obedecer*; [instincts] seguir* just obey your conscience haz lo que te dicte la conciencia
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    • He knew that his people would always obey him, but no one ever visited him just to talk.
    • He was meant for royalty and people always obeyed him.
    • Jace always obeyed his mother, and respected her to the utmost.
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    • Though sympathetic toward General Tang, Li said he still felt compelled to criticize General Tang for not obeying the moral principles of the military to never reprove superior officers.
    • Both generators obey the first ground rule of satire: meticulous observation.
    • The world looked on, deaf to pleas to intervene, and even when the president last week removed freedom of the press, the Commonwealth only uttered pious warnings about obeying democratic principles.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.