Definitions of comply

  1. 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"
  2. To be ceremoniously courteous; to make one's compliments.
  3. To fulfill; to accomplish.
  4. To infold; to embrace.
  5. To yield assent; agree; consent.
  6. Complied.
  7. Complying.
  8. To yield to the wishes of another: to agree:- pr. p. complying; pa. t. and pa. p. complied.
  9. To yield to; to agree.
  10. To conform; consent; obey.
  11. To yield and conform to the wishes of another; to consent.
  12. To yield to; to fulfil or complete; to accord with; to be obsequious to.

Usage examples for comply

  1. I had to drop my letter to comply. – Dead Men Tell No Tales by E. W. Hornung
  2. He spoke these words not only with strong feeling, but even imparted to them a tone of entreaty, so that Upton could not but comply. – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever
  3. He commanded the youth not to return, unless they would comply with these conditions. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  4. " I comply of course," I observed. – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  5. If power is put into our hands on certain conditions, and we find ourselves unable to comply with those conditions, we ought to surrender the power back to those who gave it. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  6. But I was too much confused to speak clearly; my only hope was that he would comply, out of prudence. – The Red Cockade by Stanley J. Weyman
  7. She could not, however, at once prevail upon her to comply with her rival's terms. – The Fat and the Thin by Emile Zola
  8. He gave orders to celebrate Easter with a Communion according to the Articles of Perth, announcing a severe penalty against all who would not comply. – Sketches of the Covenanters by J. C. McFeeters
  9. He was indignant, but he was obliged to comply with the young man's demand, in order that I might be relieved from my most unpleasant situation as soon as possible. – The Lonely House by Adolph Streckfuss
  10. Supposing it to be his duty to comply with this command, the detective crossed the bay to meet the train for that purpose. – Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California with Other Sketches; To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State by Stephen Field; George C. Gorham
  11. But what's the tribe most likely to comply? – The Poetical Works of Edward Young, Volume 2 by Edward Young
  12. With that condition Congress cannot comply. – Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams. by Josiah Quincy
  13. Nevertheless, should your aunt bid you to stay, and should you think it right to comply with her desire, I will not complain. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  14. It was evident that neither the consul nor vice- consul liked the duty imposed on them, but they could not refuse to comply with the young commander's request. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston