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English noun: compliance

1. compliance (act) acting according to certain accepted standards


SamplesTheir financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices.


Synonymsabidance, conformation, conformity


Broader (hypernym)cooperation


Narrower (hyponym)formality, honoring, keeping, line, observance


Antonymsdisobedience, noncompliance, nonconformance, nonconformity

2. compliance (attribute) a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others


Synonymscomplaisance, compliancy, deference, obligingness


Broader (hypernym)agreeability, agreeableness

3. compliance (act) the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another


Synonymssubmission


Broader (hypernym)group action


Narrower (hyponym)obedience, obeisance, prostration









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