1 a : to carry out the terms or obligation of (as by payment of money) [refused to the judgment against her] [ a condition precedent]
: to cause to be discharged, settled, or paid [sought to his claim against the debtor]
b : to meet an obligation to [ a creditor]
2 : to convince by argument or evidence
3 : to conform to [ requirements]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.