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Definition of "comply" []

  • To act in accordance with another's command, request, rule, or wish: The patient complied with the physician's orders. (verb-intransitive)
  • Obsolete To be courteous or obedient. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "comply" in a sentence
  • "Pink, a father of three, expressed his dissatisfaction with the current model for education and what he refers to as a "comply or defy" environment."
  • "Companies that use this label comply with the nonprofit group's sustainability requirements for construction."
  • "Instead, merely attempting to comply is very expensive, causing many people rationally to pay off the books."