Irritably, he complies, but when the stewardess moves on, he reclines the chair again, muttering balefully under his breath.
She has simply stood and watched, and once instructed to enter the boat, she complies.
If she refuses, she is worth a thousand—but if she complies, you have thrown away your money.
We can, in fact, only retain him as we do the buffalo, so long as he complies with the statutes.
The following plan, I think, complies with all the requirements of the problem.
Sir Launfal complies with the invitation, and they proceed to where the pavilion lies.
He that complies against his will, / is of the same opinion still.
With this request she complies, and the wedding is celebrated.
Members agree to carry out an arbitral award and not to go to war with any party to the dispute which complies with it.
He that complies against his will Is of his own opinion still.
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."