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He initially resisted but complied after an officer ordered him to place his hands behind his back.

From Fortune

Voters may not learn about such changes in time to comply, or they may receive conflicting information and not know which sources to believe.

It’s complicated, but iOS is such a massive platform that these developers don’t have much choice but to comply especially given how heavily Microsoft is pushing xCloud.

Additionally, Le Peuch said the new hybrid-cloud tech would be helpful for oil companies that must comply with government regulations limiting where they can store their data.

From Fortune

If we were a controlled company, we would be eligible to and could elect not to comply with certain of the NYSE corporate governance standards.

A big cake requires a big festival, and Augustus was happy to comply.

He tries to kiss her again, but, he writes, “she didn't comply.”

The Malaysian crew said they could not comply—the report gives no reason for what was very likely a fateful decision.

In past flare-ups—documented on open carry forums—the grocery chain has said that it will comply with state laws.

And since WhatsApp is considered a form of texting, people are not obliged to comply.

Before the outlaw can comply with this small request the horn sounds again.

The seizure was made in legal form; the banker, who lost nothing, was bound to comply with it.

In all cases you must carefully comply with the rules‌ and explanations heretofore given.

The captain would have orders to comply with my demand, and I was to direct him to sail to Charleston.

In order to comply with the law, the form of an election was then gone through with, and their commander's choice ratified.


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On this page you'll find 102 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to comply, such as: acquiesce, adhere to, give in, give in/give up, obey, and observe.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.