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 for disobey
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disobey \Dis`o*bey"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disobeyed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Disobeying.] [F. d['e]sob['e]ir; pref. d['e]s- (L.
     dis-) + ob['e]ir. See Obey, and cf. Disobedient.]
     Not to obey; to neglect or refuse to obey (a superior or his
     commands, the laws, etc.); to transgress the commands of (one
     in authority); to violate, as an order; as, refractory
     children disobey their parents; men disobey their Maker and
     the laws.
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           Not to disobey her lord's behest.        --Tennyson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disobey \Dis`o*bey"\, v. i.
     To refuse or neglect to obey; to violate commands; to be
     disobedient.
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           He durst not know how to disobey.        --Sir P.
                                                    Sidney.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  disobey
      v 1: refuse to go along with; refuse to follow; be disobedient;
           "He disobeyed his supervisor and was fired" [ant: obey]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  30 Moby Thesaurus words for "disobey":
     break, break the law, care naught for, contravene, defy, disregard,
     flout, go counter to, ignore, infringe, mutiny, not conform,
     not heed, not keep, not listen, not mind, not observe, oppose,
     overstep, rebel, refuse to cooperate, resist, revolt, scoff at,
     set at defiance, set at naught, set naught by, strike, transgress,
     violate
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  DISOBEY, v.t.  To celebrate with an appropriate ceremony the maturity
  of a command.
  
      His right to govern me is clear as day,
      My duty manifest to disobey;
      And if that fit observance e'er I shut
      May I and duty be alike undone.
                                                           Israfel Brown
  

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