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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 obe·di·ent /-ənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·be·di·ent a.  Subject in will or act to authority; willing to obey; submissive to restraint, control, or command.
    And floating straight, obedient to the stream.   --Shak.
 The chief his orders gives; the obedient band,
 With due observance, wait the chief's command.   --Pope.
 Syn: -- Dutiful; respectful; compliant; submissive.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]