comply

[kuhm-plahy]
verb (used without object), complied, complying.
1.
to act or be in accordance with wishes, requests, demands, requirements, conditions, etc.; agree (sometimes followed by with ): They asked him to leave and he complied. She has complied with the requirements.
2.
Obsolete. to be courteous or conciliatory.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Italian complire < Spanish cumplir (see compliment) to fulfill, accomplish < Latin complēre, equivalent to com- com- + plē- fill + -re infinitive suffix

uncomplying, adjective


1. acquiesce, yield, conform, obey, consent, assent.


1. refuse, resist.
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comply (kəmˈplaɪ)
 
vb , -plies, -plying, -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]
 
com'plier
 
n

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comply
early 14c., from O.Fr. compli, pp. of complir, from L. complere "to fill up" (see complete). Meaning infl. by ply. Originally "to fulfill, carry out;" sense of "consent" began c.1600 and might have been a reintroduction from It., where complire
had come to mean "satisfy by 'filling up' the forms of courtesy."
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Example sentences
It will be especially interesting to see how the university complies with that
  last one.
If she complies with the conditions, the charge will be dismissed at the end of
  that period.
Weigh and measure your luggage at home to make sure that it complies with the
  airline's weight and size restrictions.
Even if not everyone complies you still have a list of people that have one.
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