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com·ply

 (kəm-plī′)
intr.v. com·plied, com·ply·ing, com·plies
1. To act in accordance with another's command, request, rule, or wish: The patient complied with the physician's orders.
2. Obsolete To be courteous or obedient.

[Middle English complien, to carry out, fulfill, from Old French complir, from Latin complēre; see complete.]

comply

(kəmˈplaɪ)
vb (intr) , -plies, -plying or -plied
1. (usually foll by with) to act in accordance with rules, wishes, etc; be obedient (to)
2. obsolete to be obedient or complaisant
[C17: from Italian complire, from Spanish cumplir to complete; see compliment]
comˈplier n

com•ply

(kəmˈplaɪ)

v.i. -plied, -ply•ing.
1. to act or be in accordance with wishes, requests, demands, requirements, or conditions (often fol. by with): to comply with regulations.
2. Obs. to be courteous or conciliatory.
[1595–1605; < Italian complire < Sp cumplir (see compliment) to fulfill, accomplish « Latin complēre; see complete]

comply


Past participle: complied
Gerund: complying

Imperative
comply
comply
Present
I comply
you comply
he/she/it complies
we comply
you comply
they comply
Preterite
I complied
you complied
he/she/it complied
we complied
you complied
they complied
Present Continuous
I am complying
you are complying
he/she/it is complying
we are complying
you are complying
they are complying
Present Perfect
I have complied
you have complied
he/she/it has complied
we have complied
you have complied
they have complied
Past Continuous
I was complying
you were complying
he/she/it was complying
we were complying
you were complying
they were complying
Past Perfect
I had complied
you had complied
he/she/it had complied
we had complied
you had complied
they had complied
Future
I will comply
you will comply
he/she/it will comply
we will comply
you will comply
they will comply
Future Perfect
I will have complied
you will have complied
he/she/it will have complied
we will have complied
you will have complied
they will have complied
Future Continuous
I will be complying
you will be complying
he/she/it will be complying
we will be complying
you will be complying
they will be complying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been complying
you have been complying
he/she/it has been complying
we have been complying
you have been complying
they have been complying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been complying
you will have been complying
he/she/it will have been complying
we will have been complying
you will have been complying
they will have been complying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been complying
you had been complying
he/she/it had been complying
we had been complying
you had been complying
they had been complying
Conditional
I would comply
you would comply
he/she/it would comply
we would comply
you would comply
they would comply
Past Conditional
I would have complied
you would have complied
he/she/it would have complied
we would have complied
you would have complied
they would have complied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.comply - act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishescomply - 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"
stick with, stick to, follow - keep to; "Stick to your principles"; "stick to the diet"
oblige, accommodate - provide a service or favor for someone; "We had to oblige him"
adopt, espouse, follow - choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
toe the line - do what is expected
obey - be obedient to
conform to - observe; "conform to the rules"

comply

verb obey, follow, respect, agree to, satisfy, observe, fulfil, submit to, conform to, adhere to, abide by, consent to, yield to, defer to, accede to, act in accordance with, perform, acquiesce with The commander said that the army would comply with the ceasefire.
break, fight, reject, ignore, oppose, resist, defy, violate, disregard, spurn, repudiate, disobey, refuse to obey

comply

verb
To act in conformity with:
Idiom: toe the line.
Translations
يَمْتَثِل، يُطيع، يَسْتَجيب
vyhovět
efterkomme
teljesít
fara eftir, fylgja
klusnumasklusnuspaisytipaklusnumaspaklusti
piekāpties

comply

[kəmˈplaɪ] VI to comply with [+ rules] → cumplir; [+ laws] → acatar; [+ orders] → obedecer; [+ wishes, request] → acceder a

comply

[kəmˈplaɪ] vi [person] → s'exécuter
to comply with (= abide by) [person] → observer, respecter (= conform to) [product, procedure] → être conforme à, répondre à

comply

vi (person)einwilligen; (object, system etc)die Bedingungen erfüllen, den Bedingungen entsprechen; to comply with somethingeiner Sache (dat)entsprechen; (system)in Einklang mit etw stehen; to comply with the terms of a treatydie Vertragsbedingungen erfüllen; to comply with a request/a wish/instructionseiner Bitte/einem Wunsch/den Anordnungen nachkommen (form)or entsprechen (form); to comply with somebody’s wishessich jds Wünschen (dat)fügen; to comply with a time limiteine Frist einhalten; to comply with the rulessich an die Regeln halten

comply

[kəmˈplaɪ] vi to comply with (rules) → attenersi a, conformarsi a, osservare; (wishes, request) → assecondare

comply

(kəmˈplai) verb
to act in the way that someone else has commanded or wished. You must comply (with her wishes).
comˈpliance noun
comˈpliant adjective
willing to comply.
References in classic literature ?
Amy rose to comply with outward composure, but a secret fear oppressed her, for the limes weighed upon her conscience.
Heyward prepared to comply, though with strong disgust at the nature of the office he was compelled to execute.
Impossible as he at first thought it to comply with Maule's conditions, still, on a second glance, Mr.
Once or twice every year a state inspector would come wandering through the packing plants, asking a child here and there how old he was; and so the packers were very careful to comply with the law, which cost them as much trouble as was now involved in the boss's taking the document from the little boy, and glancing at it, and then sending it to the office to be filed away.
I made no effort to comply, having now made up my mind to let him do his worst.
Superstition urged me to comply with this impulse: supposing he should be dead
If your nephew fails to comply with these conditions -- that is to say, if being either a bachelor or a widower at the time of my decease, he fails to marry in all respects as I have here instructed him to marry, within Six calendar months from that time -- it is my desire that he shall not receive the legacy, or any part of it.
I hastened to comply with his friendly suggestion, and opening Peggotty's purse, turned it upside down into his hand.
I suppose there's nothing to be done," exclaimed Camilla, "but comply and depart.
As the Jew, stunned by the request, afraid to refuse, and unwilling to comply, fumbled in the furred bag which hung by his girdle, and was perhaps endeavouring to ascertain how few coins might pass for a handful, the Prince stooped from his jennet and settled Isaac's doubts by snatching the pouch itself from his side; and flinging to Wamba a couple of the gold pieces which it contained, he pursued his career round the lists, leaving the Jew to the derision of those around him, and himself receiving as much applause from the spectators as if he had done some honest and honourable action.
Miss Wylie has failed to comply with this condition.
Sire," replied Prince Bahman, "it is our usual exercise, and one that should be neglected by no man who expects to comply with the ancient customs of the kingdom and bear arms.