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"
To yield assent; to accord; agree, or acquiesce; to adapt one's self; to consent or conform;
: To be ceremoniously courteous; to make one's compliments.
: To fulfill; to accomplish.
: To infold; to embrace.
to yield assent; to accord; agree, or acquiesce; to adapt one's self; to consent or conform; -- usually followed by with
to be ceremoniously courteous; to make one's compliments
to fulfill; to accomplish
to infold; to embrace
Origin: [See comply, v. i.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kom-plī′, v.i. to yield to the wishes of another: to agree or consent to (with):—pr.p. comply′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. complied′.—n. Complī′er, one who complies.—p.adj. Comply′ing, compliant. [It. complire, to fulfil, to suit, to offer courtesies—L. complēre, to fulfil.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'comply' in Verbs Frequency: #713
The numerical value of comply in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of comply in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Change Yourself” doesn't imply to be like everyone else, but to comply with everything that helps to be your true self.
The officer gave the suspect several commands to get on the ground but he refused to comply, yelling profanities at the officer.
We have stood firm and demand lifting of all sanctions at once, if there are any rational proposals we will comply, otherwise we are ready for any outcome.
Wherever you go there are new regulations to learn and comply with, there are shortages of staff in some of the countries, experienced staff are not always easy to come by.
It's the second court ruling saying we're entitled to this information - yet TDCJ keeps fighting tooth and nail, ... dragging out the appeals and refusing to comply while executions proceed in secret.
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- съобразявам се, спазвам, придържам се към, изпълнявам, съгласявам сеBulgarian
- cumplir, accederSpanish
- suostua, taipua, mukautua, myöntyäFinnish
- acquiescer, respecter, conformerFrench
- gèillScottish Gaelic
- conformarsi, concordare, adattarsi, attuareItalian
- 守る, 従う, 応じるJapanese
- aquiescer, cumprir, assentir, concordarPortuguese
- подчиня́ться, соглаша́тьсяRussian
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