compliant

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comply +‎ -ant

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compliant (comparative more compliant, superlative most compliant)

  1. Willing to comply; yielding; bending; pliant; submissive; willing to do what someone wants.
    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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