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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


Broader (hypernym)group action

Narrower (hyponym)obedience, obeisance, prostration

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