compliant

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adjective com·pli·ant \kəm-ˈplī-ənt\

Definition of compliant

  1. 1 :  ready or disposed to comply :  submissive a corrupt regime aided by a compliant press was compliant and eager to please

  2. 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.

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Origin and Etymology of compliant

see comply


COMPLIANT Defined for English Language Learners

compliant

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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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