complied complied  /kəm ˈplaɪd/


  • (v) act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes



  1. It complied, subjecting her to urine analyses throughout the summer of 2007.
  2. Glick complied, but when he later wanted to fire Rosenthal, he was given a blunt warning.
  3. The committee staffs report shows that Hoover willingly complied with improper requests from Presidents Franklin Roosevelt, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon.


  1. UK did not use PRISM to dodge British law, says Hague

    The British foreign minister told Parliament today that all data used by British intelligence complied with the law, even that supplied by the controversial NSA surveillance program, PRISM.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  2. Chrysler's high-stakes 'no' to NHTSA: Fuel tank safety data in dispute

    DETROIT -- For 17 years, automakers have complied with every request for a recall, no matter how costly, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: AutoWeek

  3. Hague Says U.K. Spies Don’t Use U.S. Agencies to Dodge Rules

    U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague said national intelligence services complied with the law in receiving information from U.S. counterparts, after a report they may have used a U.S. electronic surveillance program.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Bloomberg


  1. Buckley wrote: "FFA has at all times complied with its obligations under relevant agreements, laws and regulations. This includes its funding agreement with the Federal Government as well as FIFA's bidding regulations governing all bidding nations....
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Ben Buckley Source: insideworldfootball

  2. "I welcome that Microsoft has finally undertaken concrete steps to ensure full compliance with the 2004 decision," said Ms Kroes. "It is regrettable that Microsoft has only complied after a considerable delay, two court decisions, and the...
    on Oct 22, 2007 By: Neelie Kroes Source: BBC News

  3. A Crowley spokesperson said, "Congressman Crowley has always complied with the letter and spirit of all rules regarding fundraising and standards of conduct."
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Joseph Crowley Source: The Hill

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