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Definition 1: the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for compliance in the sense of this definition

(compliance is a kind of ...) action taken by a group of people

(... is a kind of compliance ) the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person

(... is a kind of compliance ) abject submission; the emotional equivalent of prostrating your body

Definition 2: acting according to certain accepted standards - [noun denoting act]

Samples where compliance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices

Synonyms for compliance in the sense of this definition

(compliance is a kind of ...) joint operation or action

"their cooperation with us was essential for the success of our mission"

(... is a kind of compliance ) compliance with formal rules

"courtroom formality"

(... is a kind of compliance ) acting in conformity

"in line with" "he got out of line" "toe the line"

(... is a kind of compliance ) conformity with law or custom or practice etc.

(... is a kind of compliance ) conformity or harmony

"his behavior was not in keeping with the occasion"

Definition 3: a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for compliance in the sense of this definition

(compliance is a kind of ...) a temperamental disposition to be agreeable

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