If you are willing to submit to someone's request, then you are compliant. Parents like it when their teenagers are compliant and follow the rules. Teenagers, on the other hand, are probably not as compliant as parents would like to think!

  • Pronunciation: / kəmˈplaɪənt/
  • English description: disposed or willing to comply
  • Synonyms: amenable
  • Chinese Translation:  遵从的(zun1 cong2 de)
  • Spanish Translation: dócil
  • ORIGIN: The adjective compliant can also describe something that is agreeable. "The lawyers made sure that the man's will was fully compliant with state law, so that his children could not contest his desire to leave his entire estate to his dog, Fluffy." Or: "That software is not compliant with your operating system; you'll have to buy a different version."


  • "They are trying to destabilize us from within in order to make us more compliant," he said.
  • She said there were multiple pressures on girls - to be thin, attractive, compliant and quiet - and that bright girls could be made to feel unfeminine.

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