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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

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

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  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. Angie Westbrock:

    A really important component of this policy is that it's not just for drivers, this policy requires passengers to also certify that they're going to comply with this health safety policy and that they'll also wear a mask.

  2. Bertrand Perez:

    When we (made) the announcement in June, that was our North Star, what is important is that we need to comply with the regulators and we need to make sure that they are on board with us and fully comfortable with our solutions.

  3. Alex Trebek:

    We look forward to having more try out as soon as we are sure we can comply with all Canadian online privacy laws.

  4. United States:

    We are currently evaluating the addition of five new entities to the Entity List by the Bureau of Industry and Security, aMD will comply with the regulations governing that list, just as we have complied with United States laws to date. We are reviewing the specifics of the order to determine next steps related to our joint ventures.

  5. Stanley Manetiva:

    We have to comply to follow the right procedures.

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