Children, obey your parents in the Lord.Eph. vi. 1.
Was she the God, that her thou didst obey?Milton.
My will obeyed his will.Chaucer.
Afric and India shall his power obey.Dryden.
Will he obey when one commands?Tennyson.
☞ By some old writers obey was used, as in the French idiom, with the preposition to.
His servants ye are, to whom ye obey.Rom. vi. 16.
He commanded the trumpets to sound: to which the two brave knights obeying, they performed their courses.Sir. P. Sidney.