ADV. immediately, instantly She was used to having her orders instantly obeyed. | automatically, blindly, meekly, unquestioningly | eagerly | reluctantly
VERB + OBEY have to, must | refuse to He refuses to obey the school rules. | fail to | be willing to | promise to
PHRASES be only obeying orders At the trial the soldiers made the excuse that they were only obeying orders. | a duty/an obligation to obey People have a moral duty to obey the law. | sth has to be/must be obeyed Rules are rules and they must be obeyed.