compliant Definition

  • 1inclined to agree with others or obey rules, especially to an excessive degree; acquiescent
  • 2meeting or in accordance with rules or standards

Using compliant: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "compliant" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The company was fully compliant with the new regulations.

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    She was always compliant with her parents' wishes.

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    The patient was very compliant with his medication regimen.

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    He was a compliant employee who never questioned his boss.

compliant Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for compliant

Antonyms for compliant

Phrases with compliant

  • behavior that follows rules or standards


    The teacher praised the student for his compliant behavior in class.

  • a product that meets all applicable regulations and standards


    The company's new line of compliant products was well-received by customers.

  • a surface that is even and smooth, meeting required specifications


    The contractor ensured that the floor was compliant before installing the new equipment.

Origins of compliant

from Latin 'compliantere', meaning 'to fulfill one's obligations'


Summary: compliant in Brief

The term 'compliant' [kəmˈplʌɪənt] describes someone or something that follows rules or standards, often to an excessive degree. It can refer to people, as in 'She was always compliant with her parents' wishes,' or products, as in 'The company's new line of compliant products was well-received by customers.' 'Compliant' is often used in formal contexts, and its synonyms include 'obedient' and 'conformist.'