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obedient

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adjective obe·di·ent \-ənt\

Simple Definition of obedient

  • : willing to do what someone tells you to do or to follow a law, rule, etc. : willing to obey

Full Definition of obedient

  1. :  submissive to the restraint or command of authority :  willing to obey

obe·di·ent·ly adverb

Examples of obedient

  1. <that boy is so obedient that he does everything the first time he is asked>



Origin of obedient

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin oboedient-, oboediens, from present participle of oboedire to obey


First Known Use: 13th century

Synonym Discussion of obedient

obedient, docile, tractable, amenable mean submissive to the will of another. obedient implies compliance with the demands or requests of one in authority <obedient to the government>. docile implies a predisposition to submit readily to control or guidance <a docile child>. tractable suggests having a character that permits easy handling or managing <tractable animals>. amenable suggests a willingness to yield or cooperate because of a desire to be agreeable or because of a natural open-mindedness <amenable to new ideas>.

Rhymes with obedient


OBEDIENT Defined for Kids

obedient

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adjective obe·di·ent \ō-ˈbē-dē-ənt\

Definition of obedient

  1. :  willing to do as told by someone in authority :  willing to obey

obe·di·ent·ly adverb




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