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Etymology edit

comply +‎ -ant

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /kəmˈplʌɪənt/
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  • (General American) IPA(key): /kəmˈplaɪənt/
  • Hyphenation: com‧pli‧ant
  • Rhymes: -aɪənt

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compliant (comparative more compliant, superlative most compliant)

  1. Willing to comply; submissive; willing to do what someone wants.
    Synonyms: yielding, bending, pliant
    The suspect was compliant when arrested.
    Tendon is compliant compared to bone.
  2. Compatible with or following guidelines, specifications, rules, or laws.
    The browser is standards-compliant.
    The workplace is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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