comply

01. Anyone who does not [comply] with these regulations will be asked to leave.
02. Our neighbors have been ordered by the city to clean up their yard, but so far they seem unwilling to [comply].
03. The U.N. has sent a mission to Iraq to verify [compliance] to the ban on the development of chemical weapons.
04. Students may be expelled for refusal to [comply] with school rules.
05. The city does not have enough staff to ensure [compliance] with the new bylaw.
06. The government has hired young people to investigate whether local businesses are [complying] with the law outlawing the sale of tobacco products to minors.
07. He's hopeful his ex-wife will [comply] with his wishes for joint custody of their three children.
08. Yolanda wouldn't make a good manager because she's too [compliant] and is unable to make the difficult decisions.
09. Critics complain that the state's anti-pollution laws are meaningless because there is insufficient personnel to ensure [compliance].
10. The government is hoping television stations will [comply] with voluntary guidelines regarding appropriate programming during peak viewing hours.
11. You must attend class, in order to [comply] with the requirements of your student visa.
12. Bruce is a little too [compliant] in his dealings with the boss. He needs to learn to stand up for himself.
13. I don't want simple, mindless [compliance] with our family rules; I'm hoping you will understand the reasons behind them and agree to follow them.
14. The Prime Minister is refusing to [comply] with Opposition demands for an inquiry into the affair.
15. Both sides in the conflict have stated their determination to [comply] with the ceasefire.
16. United Nations personnel are monitoring [compliance] with the accord.
17. The company has stated it will no longer deal with the factory until it agrees to [comply] with certain labor standards.
18. Some of the countries which have signed the United Nations Universal Charter of Human Rights do not actually [comply] with some of its provisions.
19. Danny gets into less trouble than his sister Michelle because he is much more [compliant].
20. Drinking establishments in this city must now charge at least $3 per drink in order to [comply] with a new municipal bylaw.
21. Owners of a couple of the local pubs are suggesting they do not intend to [comply] with the smoking ban.
22. There is a German proverb which states that a friendly denial is better than unwilling [compliance].
23. Industry spokesmen are complaining that it is impossible to [comply] with the new anti-pollution regulations.
24. An official in the Internal Revenue Service once warned that a taxpaying public that doesn't understand the law is a taxpaying public that can't [comply] with the law.
25. Samuel Butler once wrote that he that [complies] against his will is of his own opinion still.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • comply — com‧ply [kəmˈplaɪ] verb complied PTandPP [intransitive] to obey a law or rule, or to keep an agreement: comply with • the high costs of upgrading aging mills to comply with environmental regulations * * * comply UK US /kəmˈplaɪ/ verb [I] ► LAW …   Financial and business terms

  • comply — comply, conform The two verbs share the notion of acting in accordance with a wish, command, rule, or guideline. The typical patterns are comply with and conform to. Both are also used absolutely, with a difference of implication: one complies by …   Modern English usage

  • Comply — Com*ply (k[o^]m*pl[imac] ), 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Comply — Com*ply , v. t. [See {comply}, v. i.] 1. To fulfill; to accomplish. [Obs.] Chapman. [1913 Webster] 2. [Cf. L. complicare to fold up. See {Ply}.] To infold; to embrace. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Seemed to comply, Cloudlike, the daintie deitie. Herrick …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • comply — I verb abide by, accede to, accept, accommodate, acknowledge, acquiesce in, adhere to, agree with, assent to, attend to orders, be faithful to, be willing, carry into effect, carry into execution, carry out, cease resistance, complete, concedere …   Law dictionary

  • comply — ► VERB (complies, complied) (often comply with) 1) act in accordance with a wish or command. 2) meet specified standards. ORIGIN Latin complere fulfil, fill up …   English terms dictionary

  • comply — early 14c., to fulfill, carry out, from O.Fr. compli, pp. of complir to accomplish, fulfill, carry out, from V.L. *complire, from L. complere to fill up (see COMPLETE (Cf. complete)). Meaning influenced by PLY (Cf. ply). Sense of to consent began …   Etymology dictionary

  • comply — *obey, mind Analogous words: accede, consent, agree, acquiesce (see ASSENT): *yield, submit, defer, bow Antonyms: command, enjoin Contrasted words: *resist, withstand: thwart, balk, *frustrate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • comply — [v] abide by, follow agreement or instructions accede, accord, acquiesce, adhere to, agree to, cave in, come around, conform to, consent to, cry uncle*, defer, discharge, ditto*, don’t make waves*, don’t rock the boat*, fit in, fold, fulfill,… …   New thesaurus

  • comply — [kəm plī′] vi. complied, complying [ME complien < OFr complir < L complere: see COMPLETE] to act in accordance (with a request, order, rule, etc.) …   English World dictionary

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