V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. the act of obedience to order or law; 2. the act of surrendering power to another
Synonyms: deference, acquiescence, conformity, yielding, adherence
Antonyms: noncompliance, disobedience, nonconformity
Tips: Compliance is an act of obedience, whereas the similar word complaisance is an inherent response and yielding to the will of other people. For example "I will comply with your request and be compliant to the company's regulations." The verb comply means "to adhere to" or "conform."
The released offender's compliance with her parole officer was to her benefit. (conformity, deference)
The rebellious new driver felt that compliance with traffic laws was optional, until he started getting traffic tickets. (acquiescence, assent)
If you don't comply with the rules of the house, you'll be punished. (adhere to, conform) verb
Your compliance with these rules will be appreciated, as the rules will benefit everyone in the long run. (adherence, deference)
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