verb (used without object), com·plied, com·ply·ing.
Origin of comply
Examples from the Web for complied
Chan ordered the man to put it down and the ensuing criminal complaint would say that he complied.
Sylvia insisted that Ted move out and he complied, going to stay in London.
Angleton complied, and Tony finally set the thing on fire “with a friend as witness.”The Bizarre Tale of Ben Bradlee, JFK, and the Master Spy|Will Rahn|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Davis said he complied and that a female officer straddled and then handcuffed him.
The cameramen hollered to him and turned him this way and that and he complied reluctantly, never relaxing.One Red Rose for the Green Kid Who Won the Kentucky Derby|Red Smith|May 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We complied, and they rode off southwards, Abu Dahook returning to his camp.Byeways in Palestine|James Finn
Had you requested me to do this for you, I might have complied; but I will take no orders from you.Debit and Credit|Gustav Freytag
M. Max complied, and was conducted through a low doorway and on to descending steps.The Yellow Claw|Sax Rohmer
The coffin had been closed, and his wishes could not be complied with.Byron|Richard Edgcumbe
She complied and took her family to the plantation of Jourdain James, hoping to work and keep her family together.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
British Dictionary definitions for complied
verb -plies, -plying or -plied (intr)
Word Origin for comply
Word Origin and History for complied
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."