2. A disposition to yield to others; complaisance.
A man of few words and of great compliance.
Syn. Concession; submission; consent; obedience; performance; execution; acquiescence; assent.
(Com*pli"an*cy) n. Compliance; disposition to yield to others. Goldsmith.
(Com*pli"ant) a. Yielding; bending; pliant; submissive. "The compliant boughs." Milton.
(Com*pli"ant*ly), adv. In a compliant manner.
(Com"pli*ca*cy) n. A state of being complicate or intricate. Mitford.
(Com"pli*cant) a. [L. complicans, p. pr.] (Zoöl.) Overlapping, as the elytra of certain beetles.
(Com"pli*cate) a. [L. complicatus, p. p. of complicare to fold together. See Complex.]
1. Composed of two or more parts united; complex; complicated; involved.
How poor, how rich, how abject, how august,
How complicate, how wonderful is man!
2. (Bot.) Folded together, or upon itself, with the fold running lengthwise.
(Com"pli*cate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Complicated; p. pr. & vb. n. Complicating.] To fold
or twist together; to combine intricately; to make complex; to combine or associate so as to make intricate
Nor can his complicated sinews fail.
Avarice and luxury very often become one complicated principle of action.
When the disease is complicated with other diseases.
(Com"pli*cate*ly) adv. In a complex manner.
(Com"pli*cate*ness), n. Complexity. Sir M. Hale.
(Com`pli*ca"tion) n. [L. compliasion: cf. F. complication.]
1. The act or process of complicating; the state of being complicated; intricate or confused relation of
parts; entanglement; complexity.
A complication of diseases.
Through and beyond these dark complications of the present, the New England founders looked to the
great necessities of future times.
2. (Med.) A disease or diseases, or adventitious circumstances or conditions, coexistent with and modifying
a primary disease, but not necessarily connected with it.
(Com"plice) n.; pl. Complices [F., fr. L. complex, - plicis, closely connected with one, confederate.
See Complicate, and cf. Accomplice.] An accomplice. [Obs.]
To quell the rebels and their complices.