She has simply stood and watched, and once instructed to enter the boat, she complies.
Irritably, he complies, but when the stewardess moves on, he reclines the chair again, muttering balefully under his breath.
early 14c., "to fulfill, carry out," from Old French compli, past participle of complir "to accomplish, fulfill, carry out," from Vulgar Latin *complire, from Latin complere "to fill up" (see complete (adj.)). Meaning influenced by ply (v.2). Sense of "to consent" began c.1600 and might have been a reintroduction from Italian, where complire had come to mean "satisfy by 'filling up' the forms of courtesy."