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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 ?
He did not in his heart respect his mother, and without acknowledging it to himself, he did not love her, though in accordance with the ideas of the set in which he lived, and with his own education, he could not have conceived of any behavior to his mother not in the highest degree respectful and obedient, and the more externally obedient and respectful his behavior, the less in his heart he respected and loved her.
Why not still proceed over the untamed yet obedient element?
Have not I done everything to humour and to gratify you, and to make you obedient to me?
His obedient wife withdrew the bolt, and her lady mother entered.
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.
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.
He seemed to have lost all power of will; he was like an obedient child.
But from now on, I'll be different and I'll try to become a most obedient boy.
But when it comes to armies they do not bear comparison, and this springs entirely from the insufficiency of the leaders, since those who are capable are not obedient, and each one seems to himself to know, there having never been any one so distinguished above the rest, either by valour or fortune, that others would yield to him.
The first day she was very obedient and industrious, and exerted herself to please Mother Holle, for she thought of the gold she should get in return.
There is also a doubt concerning the power with which a king should be entrusted: whether he should be allowed force sufficient to compel those who do not choose to be obedient to the laws, and how he is to support his government?
As at Tilsit Rostov had not allowed himself to doubt that what everybody considered right was right, so now, after a short but sincere struggle between his effort to arrange his life by his own sense of justice, and in obedient submission to circumstances, he chose the latter and yielded to the power he felt irresistibly carrying him he knew not where.