Definitions for: Compliance


[n] the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another
[n] acting according to certain accepted standards
[n] a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
[n] happy friendly agreement



Webster (1913) Definition: Com*pli"ance, n. [See Comply.]
1. The act of complying; a yielding; as to a desire, demand,
or proposal; concession; submission.

What compliances will remove dissension? --Swift.

Ready compliance with the wishes of his people.
--Macaulay.

2. A disposition to yield to others; complaisance.

A man of few words and of great compliance.
--Clarendon.

Syn: Concession; submission; consent; obedience; performance;
execution; acquiescence; assent.

Synonyms: abidance, complaisance, compliancy, conformation, conformity, deference, obligingness, submission

Antonyms: disobedience, noncompliance, nonconformity

See Also: agreeability, agreeableness, agreement, cooperation, formality, group action, honoring, keeping, line, obedience, obeisance, observance, prostration

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