What does Comply mean?

Definitions for Comply
kəmˈplaɪCom·ply

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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"

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

    Etymology: [See comply, v. i.]

  2. Comply(verb)

    to be ceremoniously courteous; to make one's compliments

    Etymology: [See comply, v. i.]

  3. Comply(verb)

    to fulfill; to accomplish

    Etymology: [See comply, v. i.]

  4. Comply(verb)

    to infold; to embrace

    Etymology: [See comply, v. i.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Comply

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. comply

    To act or behave according to a specific rule, guideline, process, procedure, standard or code.

    We all are respectful of guidelines and if they require changing then that is easily achieved with understanding.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 11, 2020  
  2. comply

    To act or create according to the eligibility criteria, guidelines, instruction, legislation, principles, policy, standard or rules.

    They do comply with the company quality management system rules.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 27, 2020  

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce Comply?

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How to say Comply in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Comply in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Comply in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Comply in a Sentence

  1. The Commission:

    Inspections by the Commission have shown that Germany does not comply with the minimum frequency and the scope of controls required under EU legislation.

  2. Mark Meadows:

    We have a legitimate request that has been made to the Department of Justice and the FBI, and we have them saying that they will not comply, so we have two branches that are at odds. Last time I checked, the laws are on our side.

  3. Anna Ready:

    They changed the underlying definition of staple foods to exclude foods that have multiple ingredients so that a mixed fruit cup or can of chicken noodle soup could no longer be counted towards a retailer’s stocking requirements, this is extremely onerous for small format retailers with limited storage space and it would be very costly to change supply and delivery, or even remodel a store, to comply with this.

  4. John Visentin:

    Simply put, Fujifilm has failed to prepare Fuji Xerox to comply with the laws and regulations applicable to U.S. public companies, and, as you and your advisors are surely aware, it would likely take years for any such compliance capability to be achieved.

  5. Kim Kye Gwan:

    We have inwardly highly appreciated President Trump for having made the bold decision, which any other U.S. presidents dared not, and made efforts for such a crucial event as the summit, we even inwardly hoped that what is called 'Trump formula' would help clear both sides of their worries and comply with the requirements of our side and would be a wise way of substantial effect for settling the issue.

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