Definition of docilely in US English:

docilely

adverb

  • See docile

    • ‘I gave a gentle tug to the rope and the dog followed docilely after me.’
    • ‘How docilely these people have lined up to be photographed!’
    • ‘While they docilely accept the demands put forward by the employers, they see their main task as warding off and side-tracking the growth of resistance within the working class.’
    • ‘I grinned and docilely followed him over to the counter.’
    • ‘At first, he had docilely complied, but it did not take long before he realized that he had become their favorite toy, and that his ‘supposed debt’ would never be wiped clean.’

Pronunciation

docilely

/ˈdäsəllē//ˈdɑsəlli/