Quick answer
"Comply" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "cumplir", and "meet" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "conocer". Learn more about the difference between "comply" and "meet" below.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to adhere to)
a. cumplir
The rules are set in stone, and there will harsh penalties for anybody who does not comply.Las reglas son inamovibles y habrá severos castigos para toda persona que no las cumpla.
2. (to adhere to; used with "with")
a. cumplir con
If you don't comply with the admission requirements, you'll have to reapply next year.Si no cumples con los requisitos de admisión, tendrás que volver a aplicar el año que viene.
b. acatar
Each individual state may have their own laws, but they must still comply with the Constitution.Puede que cada estado tenga sus propias leyes de manera individual, pero aun así deben acatar la Constitución.
c. acceder a
When our boss didn't comply with our requests, we went on strike.Cuando nuestro jefe no accedió a nuestras peticiones, hicimos huelga.
d. obedecer (orders)
His refusal to comply with the king's orders led to his execution.Su decisión de negarse a obedecer las órdenes del rey dio paso a su ejecución.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to become acquainted with)
a. conocer
I met my wife at a Star Trek convention.Conocí a mi esposa en una convención de Star Trek.
2. (to come together with)
a. encontrarse con
I am meeting my friends for brunch at noon.Me voy a encontrar con mis amigas para brunch al mediodía.
3. (to conform)
a. cumplir con
I don't meet the requirements for the position.No cumplo con los requisitos para el puesto.
b. satisfacer
Her test scores don't meet the minimum entrance requirement.Sus resultados en el examen no satisfacen el requisito mínimo de entrada.
4. (to welcome)
a. recibir
My boyfriend met me with flowers after work.Mi novio me recibió con flores después del trabajo.
5. (to encounter)
a. encontrar
He met his death on the battlefield.Encontró la muerte en el campo de batalla.
b. enfrentarse
The two teams met on the playing field.Los dos equipos se enfrentaron en el campo de juego.
6. (to join)
a. unirse
This is the place where the four states meet.En este lugar se unen los cuatro estados.
b. juntarse
The two rivers meet close to the lake.Los dos ríos se juntan cerca al lago.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to come together with)
a. encontrarse
We are going to meet at the movies.Nos vamos a encontrar en el cine.
b. reunirse
Can we meet tomorrow?¿Podemos reunirnos mañana?
c. verse
They met for coffee on a cold winter's day.Se vieron para un café en un frío día de invierno.
d. quedar
At what time should we meet?¿A qué hora quieres que quedemos?
8. (to become acquainted with)
a. conocerse
We met at school a long time ago.Nos conocimos en el colegio hace mucho tiempo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
9. (sports)
a. el encuentro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The meet is at a quarter past seven in the high-school pool.El encuentro es a las siete y cuarto en la piscina de la escuela secundaria.
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