Maybe native speakers want to weigh in here, but when I learned "menurut" in class, we only used it to mean "according to".
I don't know whether or not it means "obey", but online dictionaries give me "mematuhi" or "taat". Can someone confirm whether "menurut" is used this way?
Can someone confirm whether "menurut" is used this way?
Yes, it can be used this way.
"menurut" has several meanings.
You're right that "menurut" can mean "according to".
It can also mean "to obey".
See here :
3) v melakukan apa yang diperintahkan
to do what you were ordered to.
That's one of the meanings of the word.