The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Comply \Com*ply"\ (k[o^]m*pl[imac]"), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
Complied; p. pr. & vb. n. Complying.] [Perh. formed fr.
compliment, influenced by ply, pliant, which are of different
origin: cf. It. complire to compliment, finish, suit. See
1. To yield assent; to accord; agree, or acquiesce; to adapt
one's self; to consent or conform; -- usually followed by
Yet this be sure, in nothing to comply,
Scandalous or forbidden in our law. --Milton.
They did servilely comply with the people in
worshiping God by sensible images. --Tillotson.
He that complies against his will
Is of his own opinion still. --Hudibras.
2. To be ceremoniously courteous; to make one's compliments.