compliant

adjective com·pli·ant \ kəm-ˈplī-ənt \
|Updated on: 4 Aug 2018

Definition of compliant

1 : ready or disposed to comply : submissive
  • a corrupt regime aided by a compliant press
  • was compliant and eager to please
2 : conforming to requirements
  • compliant software

compliantly

adverb

Examples of compliant in a Sentence

  1. I asked him for a favor, and he was compliant.

  2. The student's shirt was not compliant with the school's dress code.

  3. The software is compliant with the latest standards.

Recent Examples of compliant from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of compliant

see comply


COMPLIANT Defined for English Language Learners

compliant

Definition of compliant for English Language Learners

  • : willing to do whatever you are asked or ordered to do : ready and willing to comply

  • : agreeing with a set of rules, standards, or requirements



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