Comply Com*ply" (k[o^]m*pl[imac]"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Complied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Complying}.] [Perh. formed fr. compliment, influenced by ply, pliant, which are of different origin: cf. It. complire to compliment, finish, suit. See {Compliment}, {Complete}.] 1. To yield assent; to accord; agree, or acquiesce; to adapt one's self; to consent or conform; -- usually followed by with. [1913 Webster]

Yet this be sure, in nothing to comply, Scandalous or forbidden in our law. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

They did servilely comply with the people in worshiping God by sensible images. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

He that complies against his will Is of his own opinion still. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]

2. To be ceremoniously courteous; to make one's compliments. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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