verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to neglect or refuse to obey.

1350–1400; Middle English disobeien < Old French desobeir, equivalent to des- dis-1 + obeir to obey

disobeyer, noun

defy, disregard, resist, ignore, oppose.
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disobey (ˌdɪsəˈbeɪ)
to neglect or refuse to obey (someone, an order, etc)

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. desobeir (13c.), reformed with dis- from L.L. inobedire, a back formation from inobediens "not obeying," from L. in- "not" + prp. of obedire (see obey).
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Example sentences
We homeschoolers creatively disobey every day, with heartening results.
We all understand that, literally, insubordination means to disobey a direct
They disrespect their elders, they disobey their parents.
It is not acceptable for soldiers to question or disobey orders from the
  civilian government.
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