Comply etymology


English word comply comes from Latin ad ((direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.), Latin pleo (To fill, to fulfill.), Latin -esco (Forms verbs from adjectives meaning "become (adjective)".), Latin con-, Vulgar Latin *complesco

Etymology of comply

Detailed word origin of comply

Dictionary entry Language Definition
ad Latin (lat) (direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.
pleo Latin (lat) To fill, to fulfill.
-esco Latin (lat) Forms verbs from adjectives meaning "become (adjective)".
con- Latin (lat) Used in compounds to indicate a being or bringing together of several objects. Used in compounds to indicate the completeness, perfecting of any act, and thus gives intensity to the signification of the simple word.
*complesco Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
complere Latin (lat)
*complesco Latin (lat) (Vulgar Latin) I fulfill, accomplish.
complir Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) To accomplish; to complete; to do.
compli Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
comply English (en) (archaic) To be ceremoniously courteous; to make one's compliments.. (archaic) To enfold; to embrace.. (archaic) To fulfill; to accomplish.. To yield assent; to accord; agree, or acquiesce; to adapt oneself; to consent or conform.