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Obedience to the law of chastity will increase our happiness in mortality and make possible our progress in eternity.
David A. Bednar

Meaning of "obedience" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OBEDIENCE

obedience  [əˈbiːdɪəns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OBEDIENCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Obedience is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OBEDIENCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of obedience in the English dictionary

The first definition of obedience in the dictionary is the condition or quality of being obedient. Other definition of obedience is the act or an instance of obeying; dutiful or submissive behaviour. Obedience is also the authority vested in a Church or similar body.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OBEDIENCE


alliance
əˈlaɪəns
ambiance
ˈæmbɪəns
appliance
əˈplaɪəns
audience
ˈɔːdɪəns
clairaudience
ˌklɛərˈɔːdɪəns
compliance
kəmˈplaɪəns
convenience
kənˈviːnɪəns
defiance
dɪˈfaɪəns
disobedience
ˌdɪsəˈbiːdɪəns
expedience
ɪkˈspiːdɪəns
experience
ɪkˈspɪərɪəns
inexpedience
ˌɪnɪkˈspiːdɪəns
inobedience
ˌɪnəˈbiːdɪəns
irradiance
ɪˈreɪdɪəns
preaudience
priːˈɔːdɪəns
radiance
ˈreɪdɪəns
regredience
rɪˈɡriːdɪəns
reliance
rɪˈlaɪəns
science
ˈsaɪəns
variance
ˈvɛərɪəns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OBEDIENCE

obeah
obeahism
obeche
obedient
obediential
obedientiaries
obedientiary
obediently
obeisance
obeisant
obeisantly
obeism
obeli
obelia
obelion
obeliscal
obeliscoid
obelise
obelisk
obeliskoid

WORDS THAT END LIKE OBEDIENCE

ambience
at your convenience
at your earliest convenience
Bachelor of Science
computer science
conference
conscience
flag of convenience
geoscience
impatience
inconvenience
information science
life science
Master of Science
natural science
patience
political science
resilience
social science
target audience
work experience

Synonyms and antonyms of obedience in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OBEDIENCE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «obedience» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of obedience

Translation of «obedience» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OBEDIENCE

Find out the translation of obedience to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of obedience from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «obedience» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

服从
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

obediencia
570 millions of speakers

English

obedience
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आज्ञाकारिता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الطاعة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

послушание
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

obediência
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আনুগত্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

obéissance
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ketaatan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gehorsam
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

服従
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

순종
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ketaatan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vâng lời
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கீழ்ப்படிதல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आज्ञाधारकपणा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

itaat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

obbedienza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

posłuszeństwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

послух
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ascultare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υπακοή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gehoorsaamheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lydnad
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lydighet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of obedience

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OBEDIENCE»

The term «obedience» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.259 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OBEDIENCE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about obedience

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10 QUOTES WITH «OBEDIENCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word obedience.
1
Aeschylus
Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.
2
William Ames
Although the whole man partakes of this grace, it is first and most appropriately in the soul and later progresses to the body, inasmuch as the body of the man is capable of the same obedience to the will of God as the soul.
3
Helen Andelin
The first Law of Heaven is obedience, and it should be the first law of every home. It is the foundation of an orderly home, a successful family, and the successful lives of the children. The wife is the key.
4
Walter Bagehot
Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to drink other men's thoughts, to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits.
5
David A. Bednar
Obedience to the law of chastity will increase our happiness in mortality and make possible our progress in eternity.
6
Robert Benchley
A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.
7
Bruno Bettelheim
Punishment may make us obey the orders we are given, but at best it will only teach an obedience to authority, not a self-control which enhances our self-respect.
8
Jakob Bohme
If men would as fervently seek after love and righteousness as they do after opinions, there would be no strife on earth, and we should be as children of one father, and should need no law or ordinance. For God is not served by any law, but only by obedience.
9
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.
10
Nadia Boulanger
A great work is made out of a combination of obedience and liberty.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OBEDIENCE»

Discover the use of obedience in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to obedience and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Haven of Obedience
You've devoured Fifty Shades. . . Now it's time to lose yourself in the Haven of Obedience. Twenty-something Londoner Natalie Bowen is envied by many, but her personal life is a disaster.
Marina Anderson, 2011
2
Obedience to Authority: An Experimental View
These experiments came under heavy criticism at the time but have ultimately been vindicated by the scientific community. This book is Milgram′s vivid and persuasive explanation of his methods.
Stanley Milgram, 2009
3
A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an ...
This 20th anniversary edition of A Long Obedience in the Same Direction features these Psalms in Peterson's widely acclaimed paraphrase, The Message.
Eugene H. Peterson, 2012
4
Dear Mrs. Larue: Letters from Obedience School
Gertrude LaRue receives typewritten and paw-written letters from her dog Ike, entreating her to let him leave the Igor Brotweiler Canine Academy and come back home, but instead, Ike escapes and runs home--just in time to save Mrs.
‎2002
5
A Life of Obedience
Andrew Murray traces obedience through the Bible, from Genesis to the ?nal chapter of Revelation, in a warm, inspirational devotional study.
Andrew Murray, 2004
6
The Obedience of a Christian Man
One of the key foundation books of the English Reformation, The Obedience of a Christian Man (1528) makes a radical challenge to the established order of the all-powerful Church of its time.
William Tyndale, 2006
7
Stealing Obedience: Narratives of Agency and Identity in ...
Explores how a Christian notion of freedom incurring responsibility was a component of identity, examining secular writings, liturgy, canon and civil law, chronicle, dialogue, and hagiography to analyze the practice of obedience in the ...
Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe, 2012
8
Obedience to Authority: Current Perspectives on the Milgram ...
Stanley Milgram's work on obedience to authority is one of the most important research programs of our times.This edited volume demonstrates the vibrancy of the obedience paradigm by presenting contemporary applications of his research.
Thomas Blass, 1999
9
Blind Obedience: A True Story of Family Loyalty and Murder ...
Relates the notorious case of a bitter feud that ended in murder in 1905, when Joe Rawlins sent his sons to kill the family of W.L. Carter, and chronicles the subsequent trial of Rawlins and his sons.
Bill Boyd, 2000
10
Obedience
"With superb confidence, Lavender constructs a brilliant fictional web of lies, inventively warping the psychological thriller to fit the confines of a scholarly investigation."--"Kirkus Reviews."
Will Lavender, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OBEDIENCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term obedience is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Dangers of the culture of obedience
But investigations by a special committee revealed that what had led to the overstating of profit was the Japanese culture of obedience and not ... «The Star Online, Jul 15»
2
Obedience on display during dog days of summer
YUCCA VALLEY — The first session of a six-week basic dog obedience class was held in the Yucca room of the community center Thursday ... «Hi-Desert Star, Jul 15»
3
Hundreds to compete in Bismarck dog show
Bismarck Kennel Club's conformation and obedience practice was held ... The dogs will be scored upon obedience, rally and conformation for ... «Bismarck Tribune, Jul 15»
4
Clergy column | Get to know God by acting with justice, love
While it is an intellectual process, it is more an experiential process, not a vague spiritualized feeling, but obedience to Gods word — a putting ... «Centre Daily Times, Jul 15»
5
Peter Sarsgaard tests human obedience in Experimenter trailer
In 1961, social psychologist Stanley Milgram began a series of experiments that tested whether people would be willing to follow orders that ... «Entertainment Weekly, Jul 15»
6
On ketchup, bonus points and consumer obedience
My faithful obedience to consumer campaigns is symptomatic of a wider problem: when we give up our time and money to corporations, they're ... «Hamilton Spectator, Jul 15»
7
Experimental psychology: The anatomy of obedience
Ultimately, a coin flip determined the roles that these students took in the Stanford Prison Experiment, a notorious investigation of obedience ... «Nature.com, Jul 15»
8
4-H members compete at Lincoln County Fair
On July 11, 4-H dog project members participated in agility, obedience, rally obedience and showmanship during the Lincoln County Fair Dog ... «Wausau Daily Herald, Jul 15»
9
Obedience or Performance?
“The line between obedience and performance can be a blurry one. Yet it is an important distinction to grasp, because obedience leads to life, ... «Kokomo Herald, Jul 15»
10
Villagers turn to civil disobedience in battle against third runway at …
Emergency service workers take away activists from the pressure group Plane Stupid, who occupied the north runway at Heathrow on Monday. «The Guardian, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Obedience [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/obedience>. May 2020 ».
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