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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.]
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These are conditions which, considering everything, I had no hesitation in complying with, as far as I thought myself privileged, for you.
It is not probable, considering the genius of this country, that the complying States would often be inclined to support the authority of the Union by engaging in a war against the non-complying States.
Bounderby's time was so very precious, and she knew it of old to be so essential that he should breakfast to the moment, that she had taken the liberty of complying with his request; long as his will had been a law to her.
So far from complying with this their inclination, by which all hopes of reformation would have been abolished, and even the gate shut against her if her own inclinations should ever hereafter lead her to chuse the road of virtue, Mr Allworthy rather chose to encourage the girl to return thither by the only possible means; for too true I am afraid it is, that many women have become abandoned, and have sunk to the last degree of vice, by being unable to retrieve the first slip.
ICELAND is currently not complying with the EU directive 2002/88/EC harmonising laws on non-road mobile machinery pollution alleges the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) Surveillance Authority.
By complying with these guidelines, developed together with a coalition of energy services companies (ESCO's), ConEdison Solutions reiterates its commitment to provide fair disclosure in marketing energy to customers.
The city's lawsuit ``does not allege any facts showing that (the hospital) has commenced, intends to commence, or contends that it may commence eminent domain proceedings to obtain (the city) land without complying with CEQA,'' Yaffe said.
36(a), "any practitioner who has (or practitioners who have or share) principal authority and responsibility for overseeing a firm's practice of providing advice concerning Federal tax issues must take reasonable steps to ensure that the firm has adequate procedures in effect for all members, associates, and employees for purposes of complying with Section 10.
Information Commissioner Richard Thomas said in the IC's annual report that most public bodies and departments are complying with requests for information.
The appeals court affirmed, finding that enforcing the stowage rule by forbidding exit from the cell was not cruel and unusual punishment, since the inmate had the option of simply complying with the rule.
The commission extended the time frame for complying with internal control requirements under section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (www.