Compliance is what you do when you try to fit standards set down by someone else. A restaurant chef's compliance with a new sugar-free menu might inspire even the pastry chefs to follow the recipes.
Plywood helps illustrate the "pli" in compliance, because if you've ever stepped on a piece of plywood stretched across something, you've felt how it gives underneath your feet. It has flexibility. Compliance means being flexible or yielding and giving in to a situation or order. "Pliant" is part of the word compliance, and it means yielding. Agreeing or bending to something like a plan, rule, or direction is compliance.
n the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another
the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person
abject submission; the emotional equivalent of prostrating your body
the act of obeying meanly (especially obeying in a humble manner or for unworthy reasons)
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action taken by a group of people
n acting according to certain accepted standards
the failure to obey
failure to conform to accepted standards of behavior
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compliance with formal rules
acting in conformity
conformity with law or custom or practice etc.
conformity or harmony
strict observance of formalities
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joint operation or action