from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To act in accordance with another's command, request, rule, or wish: The patient complied with the physician's orders.
- intransitive v. Obsolete To be courteous or obedient.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To yield assent; to accord; agree, or acquiesce; to adapt one's self; to consent or conform;
- v. To be ceremoniously courteous; to make one's compliments.
- v. To fulfill; to accomplish.
- v. To enfold; to embrace.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To yield assent; to accord; agree, or acquiesce; to adapt one's self; to consent or conform; -- usually followed by with.
- intransitive v. To be ceremoniously courteous; to make one's compliments.
- transitive v. To fulfill; to accomplish.
- transitive v. To infold; to embrace.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fulfil; perform or execute.
- To caress; embrace; encircle.
- To act in accordance with another's will or desire; yield in agreement or compliance: as, to comply with a command or request.
- To accommodate itself; accord; fit; conform: said of things.
- To be courteous, complaisant, or conciliatory.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes
Middle English complien, to carry out, fulfill, from Old French complir, from Latin complēre; see complete.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)