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"
To yield assent; to accord; agree, or acquiesce; to adapt one's self; to consent or conform;
: To be ceremoniously courteous; to make one's compliments.
: To fulfill; to accomplish.
: To infold; to embrace.
to yield assent; to accord; agree, or acquiesce; to adapt one's self; to consent or conform; -- usually followed by with
to be ceremoniously courteous; to make one's compliments
to fulfill; to accomplish
to infold; to embrace
Origin: [See comply, v. i.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
Rank popularity for the word 'comply' in Verbs Frequency: #713
The numerical value of comply in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of comply in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Court orders are not optional, and Apple should comply.
There has to be some teeth built into the legislation to make companies comply.
Until we see Russia comply on the ground we cannot relieve the pressure in any way.
It’s all part of a bluff to force legislators to comply with the federal mandate.
I told the suspect to put down the screwdriver so we could talk, but he refused to comply.
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Translations for comply
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- съобразявам се, спазвам, придържам се към, изпълнявам, съгласявам сеBulgarian
- cumplir, accederSpanish
- suostua, taipua, mukautua, myöntyäFinnish
- acquiescer, respecter, conformerFrench
- gèillScottish Gaelic
- conformarsi, concordare, adattarsi, attuareItalian
- 守る, 従う, 応じるJapanese
- aquiescer, cumprir, assentir, concordarPortuguese
- подчиня́ться, соглаша́тьсяRussian
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