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From Old Turkic ud- ‎(to go after, follow, conform), from Proto-Turkic *ud- ‎(to follow, conform), possibly from Proto-Altaic *p`ŭdi ‎(to follow)[1]. Compare Mongolian үдэх ‎(üdeh, to accompany) Manchu fudembi ‎(to follow along).


uymak ‎(third-person singular simple present uyar)

  1. (intransitive) to go with, to match, look good with, harmonize with
    Ayakkabın eteğine uyuyor.‎ ― Your shoes match your skirt.
  2. (intransitive) to suit, fit, be the right size and shape for
    Bu giysilerin tümü sana uydu mu?‎ ― Did all of these clothes fit you?
  3. (intransitive) to follow, conform to, comply with; to conform to (someone's) wishes, fall in line with, fall in with
    Kurallara uy!‎ ― Follow the rules!
    Şeytana uydum.‎ ― I fell into temptation. (Lit. complied with the devil)
  4. (intransitive) to adapt (to), adjust (to)


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  1. ^ Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003) Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill: “*p`ŭdi”