obedecieron
they obeyed
The word obedecieron is the preterite form of obedecer in the third person plural. See the full obedecer conjugation.

obedecer

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obedecer(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to comply with)
a. to obey
Es un niño bien educado; siempre obedece a su madre.He's a well-behaved child; he always obeys his mother.
2. (because of)
a. to be due to
El viento obedece a una tormenta que se acerca.The wind is due to a storm that is approaching.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to comply with)
a. to obey
Tienes que aprender a obedecer sin replicar.You have to learn to obey without talking back.
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obedecer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a.
obedecer a alguiento obey somebody
obedece a tu madreobey your mother, do as o what your mother tells you
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (acatar)
a. to obey, to do as one is told
hacerse obedecerto command obedience
3. (estar motivado)
a.
obedecer ato be due to
una actitud que sólo obedece al miedoan attitude which is due entirely to fear
4. (responder)
a. to respond
las piernas no me obedecíanmy legs wouldn't do what I wanted them to
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obedecer
transitive verb
intransitive verb
1 [+persona, norma] to obey
obedecer a algn to obey sb; do as sb says
2 (deberse)
obedecer a algo to be due to sth; los síntomas obedecen a una reacción alérgica the symptoms are due to an allergic reaction; su viaje obedece a dos motivos there are two reasons for his journey; his journey is due to two reasons; obedecer al hecho de que ... to be due to ...; arise from ...
3 [+mecanismo] to respond
el volante no me obedecía the steering wheel did not respond
no conseguía que la máquina obedeciera sus instrucciones
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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