verb (used without object), com·plied, com·ply·ing.
Origin of comply
Examples from the Web for comply
A big cake requires a big festival, and Augustus was happy to comply.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts|Molly Hannon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Malaysian crew said they could not comply—the report gives no reason for what was very likely a fateful decision.
In past flare-ups—documented on open carry forums—the grocery chain has said that it will comply with state laws.Gun Control Group Moms Demand Action Asking Kroger to Ban Guns in Stores|Brandy Zadrozny|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And since WhatsApp is considered a form of texting, people are not obliged to comply.Israel, Hamas, WhatsApp and Hacked Phones in the Gaza Psy-War|Itay Hod|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Industry will then, under the proposed rules, have a two-year transitional period over which to comply with the new requirements.Guess Who Doesn’t Want You to Know How Much Added Sugar Is in Your Food|Tim Mak|July 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Georgia has not been so admitted, since she did not comply with the Omnibus Act.The Reconstruction of Georgia|Edwin C. Woolley
Our father, a little grieved to think that any one should worry lest he do so strange a thing, promised to comply.Life's Minor Collisions|Frances Warner
Meanwhile her uncle urged her to visit, to comply with the frequent invitations of their acquaintance.Shirley|Charlotte Bront
But what is to be done if Charles should refuse, with the inflexibility of his grandfather, to comply with this request of yours?Red Gauntlet|Sir Walter Scott
Although the notice was short, I determined to sit up a few nights and comply with it.
British Dictionary definitions for comply
verb -plies, -plying or -plied (intr)
Word Origin for comply
Word Origin and History for comply
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."