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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Italian
Origin: complire, from Spanish cumplir 'to complete, do what is needed, be polite', from Latin complere; COMPLETE1


com‧ply past tense and past participle complied, present participle complying, third person singular complies [intransitive] formal
to do what you have to do or are asked to do [↪ compliance, compliant]
comply with
Failure to comply with the regulations will result in prosecution.
The newspaper was asked by federal agents for assistance and agreed to comply.

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