obedient

  • 1 obedient — obedient, docile, tractable, amenable, biddable mean submissive to the will, guidance, or control of another. Though applied chiefly to persons, they are sometimes extended to things. Obedient implies due compliance with the commands or requests… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 obedient — OBEDIÉNT, Ă, obedienţi, te, adj. (livr.) Supus, ascultător. [pr.: di ent] – Din lat. obediens, ntis, it. obbediente. Trimis de RACAI, 21.10.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  OBEDIÉNT adj. v. ascultător, bun, cuminte, docil, plecat, supus …

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  • 3 Obedient — O*be di*ent, a. [OF. obedient, L. obediens, oboediens, entis. p. pr. of obedire, oboedire, to obey. See {Obey}.] Subject in will or act to authority; willing to obey; submissive to restraint, control, or command. [1913 Webster] And floating… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 obedient — [ō bē′dē ənt] adj. [OFr < L obediens, prp. of obedire,OBEY] obeying or willing to obey; submissive obediently adv. SYN. OBEDIENT suggests a giving in to the orders or instructions of one in authority or control [an obedient child ]; DOCILE… …

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  • 5 obedient — (adj.) c.1200, from O.Fr. obedient (11c.), from L. obedientem (nom. obediens), prp. of oboedire to obey (see OBEY (Cf. obey)). Related: Obediently …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 obedient — I adjective acquiescent, amenable, attentive, behaved, biddable, complaisant, compilable, compliant, complying, conformable, conforming, controllable, dedicated, deferential, devoted, dicto audiens, docile, ductile, duteous, dutiful, faithful,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 obedient — [adj] well behaved; submissive acquiescent, amenable, at one’s beck and call*, attentive, biddable, complaisant, compliant, controllable, deferential, devoted, docile, docious, duteous, dutiful, faithful, governable, honoring, in one’s clutches* …

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  • 8 obedient — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ willing to obey an order or submit to another s authority. DERIVATIVES obedience noun obediently adverb. ORIGIN from Latin oboedire obey …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 obedient — o|be|di|ent [əˈbi:diənt] adj [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: Latin, present participle of oboedire; OBEY] 1.) always doing what you are told to do, or what the law, a rule etc says you must do ≠ ↑disobedient ▪ an obedient child obedient… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 obedient — adjective obviously, you want an obedient dog for security work Syn: compliant, acquiescent, tractable, amenable; dutiful, good, law abiding, deferential, respectful, duteous, well trained, well disciplined, manageable, governable; docile, tame,… …

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  • 11 obedient — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Latin oboedient , oboediens, from present participle of oboedire to obey Date: 13th century submissive to the restraint or command of authority ; willing to obey • obediently adverb… …

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  • 12 obedient — [[t]oʊbi͟ːdiənt[/t]] ADJ GRADED A person or animal who is obedient does what they are told to do. He was very respectful at home and obedient to his parents... What a sweet, obedient little girl she was in the sixth grade. Ant: disobedient… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 obedient — adj. obedient to * * * [ə biːdɪənt] obedient to …

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  • 14 obedient — o|be|di|ent [ ou bidiənt ] adjective * doing what a person, law, or rule says you must do: The soldiers stood at attention disciplined, and obedient. ─ opposite DISOBEDIENT your obedient servant VERY FORMAL used in the past as a way of ending a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 obedient — adjective 1 always doing what you are told to do by your parents, by someone in authority etc: an obedient and dutiful child 2 your obedient servant old use used to end a very formal letter opposite disobedient obediently adverb: She obediently… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 obedient */ — UK [əˈbiːdɪənt] / US [oʊˈbɪdɪənt] adjective doing what a person, law, or rule says that you must do The children stood in a little group disciplined, and obedient. • your obedient servant Derived word: obediently adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 17 obedient — obediently, adv. /oh bee dee euhnt/, adj. obeying or willing to obey; complying with or submissive to authority: an obedient son. [1175 1225; ME < OF < L oboedient (s. of oboediens), prp. of oboedire to OBEY; see ENT] Syn. compliant, docile,… …

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  • 18 obedient — adjective Willing to comply with the , orders, or of those in authority. Jessica was so intensely obedient of her parents that her brother sometimes thought she was a robot. Ant: disobedient, dominant See Also: obedience, obey …

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  • 19 obedient — adj. Obedient is used with these nouns: ↑child, ↑servant …

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  • 20 obedient — adj. 1 obeying or ready to obey. 2 (often foll. by to) submissive to another s will; dutiful (obedient to the law). Derivatives: obediently adv. Etymology: ME f. OF f. L obediens entis (as OBEY) …

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