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Pronunciation: / gəˈhɔrçṇ /

intransitives Verb

  • 1 (Gehorsam leisten) See examples:jemandem gehorchen
    obey somebody
  • 2 (sich leiten, lenken lassen) See examples:einer Sache (Dat.) gehorchen
    respond to something
    das Auto gehorchte dem Fahrer nicht mehr
    the car wouldn't respond when the driver turned the wheel
    einer Laune/Stimmung (Dat.) gehorchen
    yield to a caprice/mood

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    not harmful or offensive