What does comply mean?

Definitions for complykəmˈplaɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word comply.

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.]

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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Richard Burr:

    Court orders are not optional, and Apple should comply.

  2. Obeth Kandjoze:

    There has to be some teeth built into the legislation to make companies comply.

  3. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond:

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

  4. Jim Harper:

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

  5. John Rogers:

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

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