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obedient adj : dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority; "an obedient soldier"; "obedient children"; "a little man obedient to his wife"; "the obedient colonies...are heavily taxed; the refractory remain unburdened"- Edmund Burke [ant: disobedient]

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  1. Willing to comply with the commands, orders, or instructions of those in authority
    Jessica was so intensely obedient of her parents that her brother sometimes thought she was a robot.


willing to comply with the commands


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