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comply FORMAL to act according to an order, set of rules or request: But ethical behavior sometimes requires us to do more than just comply with laws … He's been ordered to have the dog destroyed because it's dangerous, but he refuses to comply.
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to act according to an order, set of rules or request:
But ethical behavior sometimes requires us to do more than just comply with laws …
He's been ordered to have the dog destroyed because it's dangerous, but he refuses to comply.
There are serious penalties for failure to comply with the regulations.
to record the money that has been paid by a customer by pressing buttons on a cash register.
After all, it wasn’t your fault that the cashier did not ring up the purchase price of the item.
I'm sorry, I've rung up the wrong amount.
to spoil something, making it less perfect or less enjoyable
Your sterling reputation in the community as an ethical person would not be marred in the slightest.
It was a really nice day, marred only by __________________.
I hope the fact that _________ won't mar your enjoyment of the evening.
It was a really nice day, marred only by a little argument in the car on the way home.
I hope the fact that Louise isn't coming won't mar your enjoyment of the evening.
in a way that is suitable or right for the situation
At the heart of ethical decision-making is determining whether you personally feel that a given decision is right or wrong, and acting accordingly.
When we receive your instructions we shall act accordingly.
tending to suffer from an illness or show a particular negative characteristic:
As economists are prone to emphasize, there is no such thing as a “free lunch”.
I've always been prone to headaches.
He was prone to depressions even as a teenager.
She's prone to exaggerate, that's for sure.
suffixaccident-prone (= often having accidents)
injury-prone (= often getting injuries)
at a time that is near in the future:
It's not a long term solution, but it will save money in the short run.
in the long run
at a time that is far away in the future:
It seems a lot of effort but I'm sure it's the best solution in the long run.
at the expense or inconvenience of others
My biggest expense this year was ____________.
My biggest expense this year was the summer holiday.
We need to ____ ____ ____ (reduce) our expenses.
… having signed up for membership in the club …
She's signed up for evening classes at the community college.
sign up to do something
She received £40 000 ____compensation ____ a lost eye.
You should ______/______ compensation.(索赔)
Sellers are also often faced with so-called nuisance lawsuits.
I've forgotten my umbrella - what a nuisance!
It's such a nuisance having to rewrite those letters.
Local residents claimed that the noise was causing a public nuisance.