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compliance

com·pli·ance

compliance

 
 
pronunciation:
km plaI ns
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: acquiescence or conformity.
I acted in compliance with your request.Smoke alarms must be installed in compliance with the building code to prevent fires.Strict compliance with the new regulation is expected of all clinic employees.
synonyms:
accordance, acquiescence, assent, conformity, deference
antonyms:
defiance, nonconformity
similar words:
acceptance, accommodation, agreement, capitulation, complaisance, conformation, obedience, observance, submission
definition 2: an inclination or tendency to yield to others.
He had been defiant in his younger days, but compliance characterized him in his later years.Her compliance was what allowed him to control and take advantage of her.
synonyms:
amenability, obeisance, servility, submissiveness
antonyms:
defiance, intractability
similar words:
accommodation, assent, complaisance, deference, obedience, passivity, tractability
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