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Obedience and cooperation

adherence

noun

the action of continuing to obey a rule, law, agreement etc

complaisance

noun

a way of behaving in which you try to please other people

compliance

noun

the practice of obeying a law, rule, or request

cooperation

noun

a situation in which people or organizations work together to achieve a result that will benefit all of them

give-and-take

noun

a situation in which people or groups who want different things each give some things to the others and get some things from the others

integrity

noun

the quality of behaving according to the rules and standards of your job or profession

legalism

noun

the fact that someone obeys the laws in a very strict and exact way

obedience

noun

the practice of doing what someone tells you to do, or of obeying a law or rule

observance

noun

the practice of obeying a law or rule, or of doing something according to a tradition

observation

noun

the practice of obeying a law, rule, or custom

opiate

noun

something that tends to prevent people from having their own opinions and makes them quiet and easily controlled

opium

noun

something that tends to prevent people from having their own opinions and makes them quiet and easily controlled

order

noun

a situation in which people obey the law and follow the accepted rules of social behaviour

order

noun

the fact of obeying the rules of a formal meeting, for example in a parliament

two-way street

noun

a situation in which two people or two groups of people need to work together

servility

noun

slavishness

noun

submissiveness

noun

at someone’s bidding

if you do something at someone’s bidding, you do it because they ask or tell you to

at someone’s insistence

because someone has said that something must happen

at someone’s request/suggestion/invitation etc

because someone has asked you to do something/suggested something etc

at the behest of someone

because someone has asked for something or said it must happen

by the book

correctly, following all the rules or systems for doing something in a strict way

by the numbers

in a way that is exactly according to the rules

give and take

if there is give and take between people, each person allows the other to get something that they want

(just) say the word

used for telling someone that you are ready to do something for them as soon as they ask

at someone’s invitation/at the invitation of someone

if you do something at someone’s invitation, you do it when they ask or invite you

there’s no such thing as a free lunch

used for saying that people cannot get something good without working hard or giving something in exchange

will do

used for telling someone that you will do what they have asked

without question

if someone does something without question, they do it without asking any questions

kabaddi

a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team

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a response to a scathing comment or unpleasant situation

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