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o·be·di·ent

 (ō-bē′dē-ənt)
adj.
Dutifully complying with the commands, orders, or instructions of one in authority.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin oboediēns, oboedient-, present participle of oboedīre, to obey; see obey.]

o·be′di·ent·ly adv.

obedient

(əˈbiːdɪənt)
adj
obeying or willing to obey
[C13: from Old French, from Latin oboediens, present participle of oboedīre to obey]
oˈbediently adv

o•be•di•ent

(oʊˈbi di ənt)

adj.
complying with or submissive to authority.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin oboedīre to obey]
o•be′di•ent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.obedient - dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authorityobedient - 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
compliant - disposed or willing to comply; "children compliant with the parental will"
submissive - inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination; "submissive servants"; "a submissive reply"; "replacing troublemakers with more submissive people"
good - having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office"
manageable - capable of being managed or controlled
docile - willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed; "the docile masses of an enslaved nation"
manipulable, tractable - easily managed (controlled or taught or molded); "tractable young minds"; "the natives...being...of an intelligent tractable disposition"- Samuel Butler
disobedient - not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority; "disobedient children"

obedient

obedient

adjective
Willing to carry out the wishes of others:
Translations
مُطيعمُطَيعٌ
poslušný
lydig
tottelevainen
poslušan
hlÿîinn
従順な
순종하는
poslušen
lydig
เชื่อฟัง
itaatkaritaatli
ngoan ngoãn

obedient

[əˈbiːdɪənt] ADJobediente
he was a very obedient childera un niño muy obediente
to be obedient to sth/sbobedecer a algo/algn
to be obedient to sb's wishesobedecer los deseos de algn
your obedient servant (o.f., frm) (in letters) → su humilde servidor (frm)

obedient

[əˈbiːdɪənt] adjobéissant(e)
to be obedient to sb/sth → obéir à qn/qch

obedient

adjgehorsam; child, dog alsofolgsam; to be obedientgehorchen (→ to +dat); (child, dog also) → folgen (→ to +dat); (steering, controls, car also) → reagieren, ansprechen (→ to auf +acc); your obedient servant (old, in letters) → Ihr ergebenster Diener, Ihre ergebenste Dienerin (old)

obedient

[əˈbiːdɪənt] adjubbidiente
to be obedient to sb/sth → ubbidire a qn/qc

obey

(əˈbei) , ((American) ou-) verb
to do what one is told to do. I obeyed the order.
obedience (əˈbiːdjəns) noun
1. the act of obeying. obedience to an order.
2. willingness to obey. She showed great obedience.
oˈbedient adjective
an obedient and well-behaved child.
oˈbediently adverb

obedient

مُطَيعٌ poslušný lydig gehorsam υπάκουος obediente tottelevainen obéissant poslušan ubbidiente 従順な 순종하는 gehoorzaam lydig posłuszny obediente послушный lydig เชื่อฟัง itaatkar ngoan ngoãn 服从的

obedient

a. obediente.
References in classic literature ?
Beth, comfort yourself with your music, and be faithful to the little home duties, and You Amy, help all you can, be obedient, and keep happy safe at home.
The little sister, whom they called Yulka (Julka), was fair, and seemed mild and obedient.
Obedient to the sign, the girls raised the bier to the elevation of their heads, and advanced with slow and regulated steps, chanting, as they proceeded, another wailing song in praise of the deceased.
Christie slightly checked her speed as she drew nearer; when, as if obedient to a sudden resolution, he turned and advanced towards her.
The young girl, so fresh, so unconventional, and yet so orderly and obedient to common rules, as you at once recognized her to be, was widely in contrast, at that moment, with everything about her.
Unerringly impelling this dead, impregnable, uninjurable wall, and this most buoyant thing within; there swims behind it all a mass of tremendous life, only to be adequately estimated as piled wood is --by the cord; and all obedient to one volition, as the smallest insect.
There was no gentleness in him, as there was in his father, but only hardness, a hard voice, a hard eye, a hard hand; and I felt from the first that what he wanted was to wear all the spirit out of me, and just make me into a quiet, humble, obedient piece of horseflesh.
It was very sweet and humble and obedient she looked, sitting there, still as a mouse; I could hardly keep from setting her free and telling her to make as much racket as she wanted to.
She was half sorry her sagacity had miscarried, and half glad that Tom had stumbled into obedient con- duct for once.
I am, dear Madam, "Your most obedient "humble servant, "JOHN WILLOUGHBY.
Habitually obedient to John, I came up to his chair: he spent some three minutes in thrusting out his tongue at me as far as he could without damaging the roots: I knew he would soon strike, and while dreading the blow, I mused on the disgusting and ugly appearance of him who would presently deal it.
The dark deference of fear and slavery, my friend," observed the Marquis, "will keep the dogs obedient to the whip, as long as this roof," looking up to it, "shuts out the sky.