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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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