verb (used without object)
to act or be in accordance with wishes, requests, demands, requirements, conditions, etc.; agree (sometimes followed by
They asked him to leave and he complied. She has complied with the requirements.
to be courteous or conciliatory.
) to fulfill, accomplish <
acquiesce, yield, conform, obey, consent, assent.
usually foll by
) to act in accordance with rules, wishes, etc; be obedient (to)
to be obedient or complaisant
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The other faithfully complied, and was freed from his enemy.
At the earnest request of his disciples he complied, but not without great reluctance on his side.
There is almost no request that he could have made that would not have been complied with.
He complied with their request, and he was fixed for a time among them, till he run from them.
The by-laws should prescribe the method of nomination and election of the officers, and they should be strictly complied with.
He complied willingly, thinking that his faults would thus be better pointed out to him.
He never complied with the latter and never admitted to the former.
The ocean freight companies have willingly complied.
Chevron said it had stopped the seepage within four days and had complied with the terms of its licence.
It has all the technical complexities of e-business, but adds whole new layers of regulatory regimes that must be complied with.
She reluctantly complied, but got her own back in other ways, mainly by having blatant affairs.
By all accounts, the farm also complied with the industry's highest standards of personal hygiene.
The government complied but at the cost of reduced agricultural expenditure and support.
The student complied with the request and then complained to the university.
Animal-research universities complied, but the overwhelming majority of committee members are the researchers themselves.
The list was complied from correspondents in each state.
We've complied a list of some key races to watch tonight.
These measurements are complied each month to produce an estimate of the global average temperature.
Jobs complied, but only after using a car key to pry off the function keys.
It wouldn't be long before my father agreed, and complied.
None of the requests have been complied with, yet there have been no denials.