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Pronunciation:  kum'plIuns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another
  2. [n]  acting according to certain accepted standards
  3. [n]  a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
  4. [n]  happy friendly agreement

COMPLIANCE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: abidance, complaisance, compliancy, conformation, conformity, deference, obligingness, submission
 Antonyms: disobedience, noncompliance, nonconformity
 See Also: agreeability, agreeableness, agreement, cooperation, formality, group action, honoring, keeping, line, obedience, obeisance, observance, prostration



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Com*pli"ance\, n. [See {Comply}.]
1. The act of complying; a yielding; as to a desire, demand,
   or proposal; concession; submission.

         What compliances will remove dissension? --Swift.

         Ready compliance with the wishes of his people.

2. A disposition to yield to others; complaisance.

         A man of few words and of great compliance.

Syn: Concession; submission; consent; obedience; performance;
     execution; acquiescence; assent.

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