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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Comply  \Com*ply"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Complied};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Complying}.]  [Perh.  formed  fr  compliment,  influenced  by 
  ply,  pliant,  which  are  of  different  origin:  cf  It  complire 
  to  compliment,  finish,  suit.  See  {Compliment},  {Complete}.] 
  1.  To  yield  assent;  to  accord;  agree,  or  acquiesce;  to  adapt 
  one's  self  to  consent  or  conform;  --  usually  followed  by 
  with 
 
  Yet  this  be  sure  in  nothing  to  comply,  Scandalous 
  or  forbidden  in  our  law.  --Milton. 
 
  They  did  servilely  comply  with  the  people  in 
  worshiping  God  by  sensible  images.  --Tillotson. 
 
  He  that  complies  against  his  will  Is  of  his  own 
  opinion  still  --Hudibras. 
 
  2.  To  be  ceremoniously  courteous;  to  make  one's  compliments. 
  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Comply  \Com*ply"\,  v.  t.  [See  {comply},  v.  i.] 
  1.  To  fulfill;  to  accomplish.  [Obs.]  --Chapman. 
 
  2.  [Cf.  L.  complicare  to  fold  up  See  {Ply}.]  To  infold;  to 
  embrace.  [Obs.] 
 
  Seemed  to  comply,  Cloudlike,  the  daintie  deitie. 
  --Herrick. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  comply 
  v  1:  be  compliant;  go  along  with  act  in  agreement  with  "He 
  complied  with  my  instructions";  "You  must  comply  or 
  else!"  "Follow  these  simple  rules"  [syn:  {follow},  {abide 
  by}] 
  2:  be  compatible  or  in  accordance  with  "adhere  to  the  rules" 
  [syn:  {accede},  {adhere}] 
  3:  fail  to  observe;  of  rules  [syn:  {conform  to}]  [ant:  {violate}] 
  4:  to  agree  or  express  agreement:  "Yes,  the  Maestro  assented." 
  [syn:  {assent},  {accede},  {acquiesce}]  [ant:  {dissent}] 




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