uncomplying


uncomplying

verb (used without object), com·plied, com·ply·ing.

  1. to act or be in accordance with wishes, requests, demands, requirements, conditions, etc.; agree (sometimes followed by with): They asked him to leave and he complied. She has complied with the requirements.
  2. Obsolete. to be courteous or conciliatory.

verb -plies, -plying or -plied (intr)

  1. (usually foll by with) to act in accordance with rules, wishes, etc; be obedient (to)
  2. obsolete to be obedient or complaisant

v.early 14c., “to fulfill, carry out,” from Old French compli, past participle of complir “to accomplish, fulfill, carry out,” from Vulgar Latin *complire, from Latin complere “to fill up” (see complete (adj.)). Meaning influenced by ply (v.2). Sense of “to consent” began c.1600 and might have been a reintroduction from Italian, where complire had come to mean “satisfy by ‘filling up’ the forms of courtesy.”

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