AskDefine | Define comply

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comply v : 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" [syn: follow, abide by] [also: complied]

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  1. To yield assent; to accord; agree, or acquiesce; to adapt one's self; to consent or conform; -- usually followed by with.
  2. : To be ceremoniously courteous; to make one's compliments.
  3. : To fulfill; to accomplish.
  4. : To infold; to embrace.


To yield assent
To be ceremoniously courteous
To fulfill
To infold

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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