compliant

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compliant

inclined to act in accord with the rules; acquiescent: She has a compliant disposition.
Not to be confused with:
complacent – self-satisfied; smug; unbothered: He is too complacent to make changes.
complaisant – eager to please; deferential; obliging; agreeable or gracious: He is a complaisant host.
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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.
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compliant

(kəmˈplaɪənt) or

compliable

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

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compliant

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

compliant

[kəmˈplaɪənt] ADJsumiso
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

compliant

[kəmˈplaɪənt] adj
(= ready to respond) to be compliant to sb's demands → se conformer aux exigences de qn
(= submissive) → docile, (très) accommodant(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

compliant

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

[kəmˈplaɪənt] adj (submissive) → arrendevole, acquiescente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in periodicals archive ?
v; du; dn = 77 (at v; dn; du = 2) E.g., comply 1602, complyingly 1654 (11), compliableness 1684 (14) vs.

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