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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 ?
Seeing he could not escape, he turned round, and said: "I know, friend Wolf, that I must be your prey, but before I die I would ask of you one favor you will play me a tune to which I may dance." The Wolf complied, and while he was piping and the Kid was dancing, some hounds hearing the sound ran up and began chasing the Wolf.
What your worship may do, and fairly do, is to change this service and tribute as regards the lady Dulcinea del Toboso for a certain quantity of ave-marias and credos which we will say for your worship's intention, and this is a condition that can be complied with by night as by day, running or resting, in peace or in war; but to imagine that we are going now to return to the flesh-pots of Egypt, I mean to take up our chain and set out for El Toboso, is to imagine that it is now night, though it is not yet ten in the morning, and to ask this of us is like asking pears of the elm tree."
"And may I ask--" said Elizabeth; "but the terms, I suppose, must be complied with."
It so happened that day that the pain I suffered having somewhat abated, and feeling in much better spirits than usual, I had complied with Kory-Kory's invitation to visit the chief Mehevi at the place called the 'Ti', which I have before described as being situated within the precincts of the Taboo Groves.
I willingly complied, though certainly so stumpy a needle as mine never took such gigantic strides over calico before.
He gladly complied. Though at the time I but ill comprehended not a few of his words, yet subsequent disclosures, when I had become more familiar with his broken phraseology, now enable me to present the whole story such as it may prove in the mere skeleton I give.
Sparsit complied, and assumed her old position at table.
She fancied, however, that her request had been complied with, and that the pen she could not have held was in her hand.
The jackal removed the towels from his head, which had been steaming again, shook himself, yawned, shivered, and complied.
With a deprecatory grunt, the jackal again complied.
Had not every State but one; had not New York herself, so far complied with the plan of Congress as to recognize the PRINCIPLE of the innovation?
Mrs Varden complied. The locksmith followed with his hands in his pockets, and Mr Tappertit trundled off with the chaise to a neighbouring stable.