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

Detailed word origin of comply

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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 (eng) (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.

Words with the same origin as comply

Descendants of ad
aboard accent according accused affair agree agreement alien alley appear approach around arrive aside asleep assault attempt attend attention available huge round size tend tent
Descendants of pleo
accomplish accomplished accomplishment complete completion compliment implement incomplete manipulation supply
Descendants of -esco
finance financial fine finish vanish
Descendants of con-
alright collect college comfortable command commander common competition concern condition contact continue contract convince correct cos cost council count couple cousin cover recognize right