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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 ?
How often, in answer to my repeated intreaties that you would give my Daughter a regular detail of the Misfortunes and Adventures of your Life, have you said "No, my freind never will I comply with your request till I may be no longer in Danger of again experiencing such dreadful ones.
This threat so terrified the King of Madagao that in hastening to comply he fell over his own feet, breaking the Third Commandment.
Stuart and Clarke had omitted to comply with his request to purchase horses and provisions for the caravan across the mountains.
This request I make thus gently and quietly, that, if you comply with it, I may have reason for thanking you; and, if you will not voluntarily, this lance and sword together with the might of my arm shall compel you to comply with it by force.
Gines de Pasamonte made answer for all, saying, "That which you, sir, our deliverer, demand of us, is of all impossibilities the most impossible to comply with, because we cannot go together along the roads, but only singly and separate, and each one his own way, endeavouring to hide ourselves in the bowels of the earth to escape the Holy Brotherhood, which, no doubt, will come out in search of us.
To comply with this request of holding a few as hostages for the surrender of the whole body, was deemed inconsistent with his instructions; but, as there could be no objection to allow a small number of them to return to their homes, permission was given to them to choose ten for the District of Minas (Horton) and ten for the District of Canard (Cornwallis) to whom leave of absence was given for one day, and on whose return a similar number were indulged in the same manner.
This they instantly and peremptorily refused to do, declaring that they would not leave their parents; but expressed a willingness to comply with the order, provided they were permitted to embark with their families.
If you will comply with my conditions, I will leave them and you at peace; but if you refuse, I will glut the maw of death, until it be satiated with the blood of your remaining friends.
The EU Court of Justice has fined Luxembourg for failure to comply with a 2006 judgement, which found that it had infringed Directive 91/271/ECC on urban waste water treatment.
HALF of NHS Trusts are failing to comply with alerts designed to protect patients from harm, research suggests.
Reykjavik must comply as a European Economic Area member (EEA), and the surveillance authority has asked the EFTA Court to order Iceland to comply.
While it is mandatory for ESCO's to comply with the New York Uniform Business Practices, this statement of principles is voluntary and is specifically targeted at preempting many potential concerns customers participating in the deregulated energy market might have.