Definitions for complykəmˈplaɪ

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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"


  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

  5. Origin: [See comply, v. i.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond:

    Until we see Russia comply on the ground we cannot relieve the pressure in any way.

  2. Jim Harper:

    It’s all part of a bluff to force legislators to comply with the federal mandate.

  3. John Rogers:

    I told the suspect to put down the screwdriver so we could talk, but he refused to comply.

  4. Illinois Republican Rep. Peter Roskam:

    My expectation is that it will put the attention on the administration to comply with the law.

  5. German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt:

    These are things which do not comply with the single market and the spirit of the single market.

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Translations for comply

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • съобразявам се, спазвам, придържам се към, изпълнявам, съгласявам сеBulgarian
  • einwilligenGerman
  • συμμορφώνονταιGreek
  • cumplir, accederSpanish
  • suostua, taipua, mukautua, myöntyäFinnish
  • acquiescer, respecter, conformerFrench
  • gèillScottish Gaelic
  • נענהHebrew
  • konformigarIdo
  • conformarsi, concordare, adattarsi, attuareItalian
  • 守る, 従う, 応じるJapanese
  • voldoenDutch
  • aquiescer, cumprir, assentir, concordarPortuguese
  • supuneRomanian
  • подчиня́ться, соглаша́тьсяRussian

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