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obedient

adjective  /oʊˈbid·i·ənt/ us  
doing or willing to do what you have been asked or ordered to do by someone in authority: an obedient child
obedience
noun [U]  /oʊˈbid·i·əns/ us  
She demands absolute obedience to the rules.
Translations of “obedient”
in Korean 복종하는…
in Arabic مُطيع…
in Portuguese obediente…
in Catalan obedient…
in Japanese 従順な…
in Italian ubbidiente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 服從的, 順從的,聽話的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 服从的, 顺从的,听话的…
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