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compliant (adj) yielding; willing to obey or to agree to others' wishes or rules.

When you are compliant, you agree to other's wishes and demands, and do what they want you to do. 'He is liked by all because he is complaint.' This means that everyone likes him because he agrees to what they say or do. They get what they want done by him. A compliant person is very obliging.

  • Susan is very worried about her husband Kerry's compliant nature. Others exploit it and she finds him ready to do even the odd jobs they want him to do.
  • After six months of married life, Henry finds wife Jane less compliant than she has been before. Now not all that he wants her to do, she is willing to do, and starts arguing with him.
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