Definitions for complykəmˈplaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

com•plykəmˈplaɪ(v.i.)-plied, -ply•ing.

  1. to act or be in accordance with wishes, requests, demands, requirements, or conditions (often fol. by with):

    to comply with regulations.

  2. Obs. to be courteous or conciliatory.

Origin of comply:

1595–1605; < It complire < Sp cumplir (see compliment ) to fulfill, accomplish 蠐 L complēre; see complete

Princeton's WordNet

  1. comply, follow, abide by(verb)

    act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes

    "He complied with my instructions"; "You must comply or else!"; "Follow these simple rules"; "abide by the rules"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. comply(verb)əmˈplaɪ

    to obey a rule

    You must comply with the laws.; They ordered him to do it, and he complied.


  1. comply(Verb)

    To yield assent; to accord; agree, or acquiesce; to adapt one's self; to consent or conform;

  2. comply(Verb)

    : To be ceremoniously courteous; to make one's compliments.

  3. comply(Verb)

    : To fulfill; to accomplish.

  4. comply(Verb)

    : To infold; to embrace.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Comply(verb)

    to yield assent; to accord; agree, or acquiesce; to adapt one's self; to consent or conform; -- usually followed by with

  2. Comply(verb)

    to be ceremoniously courteous; to make one's compliments

  3. Comply(verb)

    to fulfill; to accomplish

  4. Comply(verb)

    to infold; to embrace

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'comply' in Verbs Frequency: #713

Anagrams of comply

  1. clompy

Translations for comply

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to act in the way that someone else has commanded or wished

You must comply (with her wishes).

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