willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed; "the docile masses of an enslaved nation"
easily handled or managed; "a gentle old horse, docile and obedient"
ready and willing to be taught; "docile pupils eager for instruction"; "teachable youngsters"
evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant; "compliant and anxious to suit his opinions of those of others"; "a fine fiery blast against meek conformity"- Orville Prescott; "she looked meek but had the heart of a lion"; "was submissive and subservient"
humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness; "meek and self-effacing"
very docile; "tame obedience"; "meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes
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
lacking in energy or will; "Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith
the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb; "`The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice"; "`The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive"
expressing that the subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb; "academics seem to favor passive sentences"
peacefully resistant in response to injustice; "passive resistance"
accept as inevitable; "He resigned himself to his fate"
part with a possession or right; "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"; "resign a claim to the throne"
leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily; "She vacated the position when she got pregnant"; "The chairman resigned when he was found to have misappropriated funds"
give up or retire from a position; "The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"
submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior; "spoke in a servile tone"; "the incurably servile housekeeper"; "servile tasks such as floor scrubbing and barn work"
relating to or involving slaves or appropriate for slaves or servants; "Brown's attempt at servile insurrection"; "the servile wars of Sicily"; "servile work"
lacking stiffness and giving way to pressure; "a deep yielding layer of foam rubber"
inclined to yield to argument or influence or control; "a timid yielding person"
end resistance, as under pressure or force; "The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram"
be willing to concede; "I grant you this much"
cease opposition; stop fighting
be flexible under stress of physical force; "This material doesn't give"
give or supply; "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; "This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"; "The estate renders some revenue for the family"
cause to happen or be responsible for; "His two singles gave the team the victory"
the act of conceding or yielding
move in order to make room for someone for something; "The park gave way to a supermarket"; "`Move over,' he told the crowd"