Com·ply, v. t.
1. To fulfill; to accomplish. [Obs.]
2. To infold; to embrace. [Obs.]
Seemed to comply,
Cloudlike, the daintie deitie. --Herrick.
Com·ply v. i. [imp. & p. p. Complied p. pr. & vb. n. Complying.]
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.]
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]