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.

Wiktionary

  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


Translations for comply

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

comply(verb)

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

You must comply (with her wishes).

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