compliant


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com·pli·ant

 (kəm-plī′ənt)
adj.
1.
a. Inclined or willing to comply; obedient: compliant inmates.
b. Medicine Properly following a prescribed course of treatment: a patient who was not compliant with his medications.
2. Displaying compliance: gave compliant responses.
3. In compliance, as with a standard or regulation: compliant with state emissions standards; Medicare-compliant documentation.

com·pli′ant·ly adv.

compliant

(kəmˈplaɪənt) or

compliable

adj
complying, obliging, or yielding
comˈpliantly, comˈpliably adv
comˈpliantness, comˈpliableness n

com•pli•ant

(kəmˈplaɪ ənt)

adj.
1. complying; obeying, obliging, or yielding, esp. in a submissive way: a person with a compliant nature.
2. manufactured or produced in accordance with a specified body of rules (usu. used in combination): Energy Star-compliant computers.
[1635–45; comply + -ant, after pliant]
com•pli′ant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.compliant - disposed or willing to comply; "children compliant with the parental will"
manageable - capable of being managed or controlled
obedient - dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority; "an obedient soldier"; "obedient children"; "a little man obedient to his wife"; "the obedient colonies...are heavily taxed; the refractory remain unburdened"- Edmund Burke
manipulable, tractable - easily managed (controlled or taught or molded); "tractable young minds"; "the natives...being...of an intelligent tractable disposition"- Samuel Butler
willing - disposed or inclined toward; "a willing participant"; "willing helpers"
defiant, noncompliant - boldly resisting authority or an opposing force; "brought up to be aggressive and defiant"; "a defiant attitude"

compliant

compliant

adjective
Willing to carry out the wishes of others:
Translations
مُطاوع، مُذعِن
ochotnýpovolný
efterkommendeføjelig
eftirlátur, hlÿîinn
povoľný
itaatkâruysal

compliant

[kəmˈplaɪənt] ADJsumiso

compliant

[kəmˈplaɪənt] adj
(= ready to respond) to be compliant to sb's demands → se conformer aux exigences de qn
(= submissive) → docile, (très) accommodant(e)

compliant

adjentgegenkommend, gefällig; (= submissive)nachgiebig, willfährig (geh)

compliant

[kəmˈplaɪənt] adj (submissive) → arrendevole, acquiescente

comply

(kəmˈplai) verb
to act in the way that someone else has commanded or wished. You must comply (with her wishes).
comˈpliance noun
comˈpliant adjective
willing to comply.
References in classic literature ?
Thus, Hepzibah was well content to acknowledge Phoebe's vastly superior gifts as a shop-keeper'--she listened, with compliant ear, to her suggestion of various methods whereby the influx of trade might be increased, and rendered profitable, without a hazardous outlay of capital.
Elinor, who foresaw a fairer opening for the point she had in view, in such a party as this was likely to be, more at liberty among themselves under the tranquil and well-bred direction of Lady Middleton than when her husband united them together in one noisy purpose, immediately accepted the invitation; Margaret, with her mother's permission, was equally compliant, and Marianne, though always unwilling to join any of their parties, was persuaded by her mother, who could not bear to have her seclude herself from any chance of amusement, to go likewise.
It is only because our connection happens to be very transitory, and comes at a peculiarly mournful season, that I consent thus to render it so patient and compliant on my part.
The compliant Wragge retired to the front room; looked out of the window; and whistled under his breath.
Under a tuft of shade that on a green Stood whispering soft, by a fresh Fountain side They sat them down, and after no more toil Of thir sweet Gardning labour then suffic'd To recommend coole ZEPHYR, and made ease More easie, wholsom thirst and appetite More grateful, to thir Supper Fruits they fell, Nectarine Fruits which the compliant boughes Yeilded them, side-long as they sat recline On the soft downie Bank damaskt with flours: The savourie pulp they chew, and in the rinde Still as they thirsted scoop the brimming stream; Nor gentle purpose, nor endearing smiles Wanted, nor youthful dalliance as beseems Fair couple, linkt in happie nuptial League, Alone as they.
In penitential tenderness, he took her hand, and, to his awe and trouble, it remained in his, compliant.
A horse was in waiting to receive the princess, who was mounted behind one of the clerks, and thus conveyed, coy but compliant, to the fortress.
I will thwart you or will drop you - seek a more compliant master.
Lydgate was astounded to find in numberless trifling matters, as well as in this last serious case of the riding, that affection did not make her compliant.
With this reply, the compliant housekeeper--as amiable as ever on the surface--returned to her chair.
Compliant as she was in general, there were two instances, among others, in which her resolution to take her own way was not to be overcome.
The compliant manager volunteered to ask some other gentleman, housed on the inferior upper storey (which was lit throughout with gas), to change rooms.