late 14c., from Old French desobeir (13c.) "disobey; refuse service or homage," from Vulgar Latin *disoboedire, reformed with dis- from Late Latin inobedire, a back-formation from inobediens "not obeying," from Latin in- "not" + present participle of obedire (see obey). Related: Disobeyed; disobeying.
1. I recommend you not to disobey your officers.
2. I'll learn you how to disobey my orders!
3. Those who disobey will be severely punished.
4. Soldiers must never disobey.
5. He urged Russian soldiers to disobey orders if asked to fire on civilian targets.