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compliance (noun) obedience to a rule or to the requests and demands of superiors.

Your compliance to rules is your obedience to rules, your following them. Your compliance to your superior's wishes or demands is your agreeing to their request or demands. Bureaucrats, that is, officials in charge of administration, insist that compliance alone can ensure the smooth running of the government. That is, they want rules to be followed strictly. A readiness to agree to others' requests and demands is also compliance. 'Their marriage has lasted so long mainly because of his compliance to his wife's wishes and demands.' This means that because he always obeyed his wife; there was no friction, and that caused the marriage to last so long. When a person's compliance pleases his boss, he is only too willing to please his boss.

  • The officer's insistence on strict compliance of his staff to rules all the time, made them wonder if there was a human side to his character at all. Even where human relations were concerned, he would go by rule, and insisted that others do so.
  • Jim is always ready to obey his bosses. This unquestioning compliance of his to the wishes of others shows his lack of individuality and self-respect.
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