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comply with (something)

To follow or adhere to a particular rule or regulation. Please be advised that your construction project needs to comply with all building codes.
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comply with something

to conform to something; to obey guidelines or regulations; to agree to something. I hope you decide to comply with our rules. I am happy to comply with your request.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"We want people to comply with the set regulations for a better environment.
Employers who do not comply or refuse to surrender property subject to a levy can be held personally liable for the value of the property not surrendered and may also be subject to a penalty equal to 50% of that property's value (Sec.
TRNC President Eroglu said at a gathering on Wednesday that although the two parties in Cyprus agreed that intensified talks should be conducted in secrecy, Greek Cypriot administration did not comply with the decision.
Overall, 50% of Trusts had failed to comply with at least one alert.
The other two sub-indicators, on the time to comply and number of payments measure taxes borne and taxes collected, and so include taxes and contributions withheld or collected, such as sales tax or value added tax (VAT).
BOOKMAKERS have reacted to the news Timmy Murphy will remain loyal to Comply Or Die in Saturday's the John Smith's Grand National.
THE owner of a house in a Vale of Glamorgan conservation area, who was fined pounds 20,000 for failing to comply with a council order to carry out repairs, has failed in a legal bid to have the penalty reduced.
A NORTH East firm set up to help SMEs comply with health and safety regulations has opened two new offices to meet demand.
CONGRATULATIONS to David Pipe, Timmy Murphy, David Johnson and Comply Or Die for winning a fantastic Grand National.
There were two stars at Aintree last week - Comply or Die and our own David Yates.
Comply Services provides compliance programs for complex capital projects in highly-regulated industries.
Grant Thornton LLP suggests seven steps that companies should take to comply with the rules:
Physicians and other health care providers who fail to comply with the May 23 deadline to acquire and start using National Provider Identifiers will not be penalized if they can show they deployed a "contingency plan," the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced.
Reykjavik must comply as a European Economic Area member (EEA), and the surveillance authority has asked the EFTA Court to order Iceland to comply.
Because E/E equipment is such a global market, these requirements do not only affect the domestic manufacturer: any OEM or component or subassembly producer that supplies electronics or electrical equipment to the EU countries must comply. The practical implication is that unless companies choose to design and produce distinct product lines for different geographies, environmental legislation has global impact.