comply

  • 1 comply — com‧ply [kəmˈplaɪ] verb complied PTandPP [intransitive] to obey a law or rule, or to keep an agreement: comply with • the high costs of upgrading aging mills to comply with environmental regulations * * * comply UK US /kəmˈplaɪ/ verb [I] ► LAW …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 comply — comply, conform The two verbs share the notion of acting in accordance with a wish, command, rule, or guideline. The typical patterns are comply with and conform to. Both are also used absolutely, with a difference of implication: one complies by …

    Modern English usage

  • 3 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},… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Comply — Com*ply , v. t. [See {comply}, v. i.] 1. To fulfill; to accomplish. [Obs.] Chapman. [1913 Webster] 2. [Cf. L. complicare to fold up. See {Ply}.] To infold; to embrace. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Seemed to comply, Cloudlike, the daintie deitie. Herrick …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 comply — I verb abide by, accede to, accept, accommodate, acknowledge, acquiesce in, adhere to, agree with, assent to, attend to orders, be faithful to, be willing, carry into effect, carry into execution, carry out, cease resistance, complete, concedere …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 comply — ► VERB (complies, complied) (often comply with) 1) act in accordance with a wish or command. 2) meet specified standards. ORIGIN Latin complere fulfil, fill up …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 comply — early 14c., to fulfill, carry out, from O.Fr. compli, pp. of complir to accomplish, fulfill, carry out, from V.L. *complire, from L. complere to fill up (see COMPLETE (Cf. complete)). Meaning influenced by PLY (Cf. ply). Sense of to consent began …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 comply — *obey, mind Analogous words: accede, consent, agree, acquiesce (see ASSENT): *yield, submit, defer, bow Antonyms: command, enjoin Contrasted words: *resist, withstand: thwart, balk, *frustrate …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 comply — [v] abide by, follow agreement or instructions accede, accord, acquiesce, adhere to, agree to, cave in, come around, conform to, consent to, cry uncle*, defer, discharge, ditto*, don’t make waves*, don’t rock the boat*, fit in, fold, fulfill,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 comply — [kəm plī′] vi. complied, complying [ME complien < OFr complir < L complere: see COMPLETE] to act in accordance (with a request, order, rule, etc.) …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 comply — 01. Anyone who does not [comply] with these regulations will be asked to leave. 02. Our neighbors have been ordered by the city to clean up their yard, but so far they seem unwilling to [comply]. 03. The U.N. has sent a mission to Iraq to verify… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 12 comply — v. (D; intr.) to comply with (to comply with the law; to comply with smb. s request) * * * [kəm plaɪ] (D; intr.) to comply with (to comply with the law; to comply with smb. s request) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 comply */*/ — UK [kəmˈplaɪ] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms comply : present tense I/you/we/they comply he/she/it complies present participle complying past tense complied past participle complied to obey a rule or law, or to do what someone asks you to do …

    English dictionary

  • 14 comply — [kəmˈplaɪ] verb to obey a rule or law, or to do what someone asks you to do You are legally obliged to comply with any investigations.[/ex] • Words often used with comply Nouns often used with [i]comply ■ COMPLY WITH + demand, order, request,… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 15 comply — verb ADVERB ▪ fully ▪ reluctantly ▪ happily, willingly ▪ quickly VERB + COMPLY ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 comply — com|ply [kəmˈplaı] v past tense and past participle complied present participle complying third person singular complies [i]formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Italian; Origin: complire, from Spanish cumplir to complete, do what is needed, be polite ,… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 comply — com|ply [ kəm plaı ] verb intransitive ** to obey a rule or law, or to do what someone asks you to do: If you don t comply you could face a penalty of $100. comply with: You are legally obliged to comply fully with any investigations …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 comply — [[t]kəmpla͟ɪ[/t]] complies, complying, complied VERB If someone or something complies with an order or set of rules, they are in accordance with what is required or expected. [V with n] The commander said that the army would comply with the… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 comply — intransitive verb (complied; complying) Etymology: Italian complire, from Spanish cumplir to complete, perform what is due, be courteous, modification of Latin complēre to complete Date: 1602 1. obsolete to be …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 comply — Synonyms and related words: abide by, accede, accept, acclaim, accommodate, accommodate with, accord, acquiesce, acquiesce in, act up to, adapt, adapt to, adhere to, adjust, adjust to, agree, agree to, agree with, applaud, assent, assimilate to,… …

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