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Definition of "conform" []

  • To correspond in form or character; be similar. (verb-intransitive)
  • To act or be in accord or agreement; comply: a computer that conforms to the manufacturer's advertising claims. See Synonyms at agree. (verb-intransitive)
  • To act in accordance with current customs or modes. See Synonyms at adapt. (verb-intransitive)
  • To bring into agreement or correspondence; make similar. (verb-transitive)
  • To comply in actions, behaviour, etc, with accepted standards or norms (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To be in accordance; fit in (verb)
  • To make or become similar in character or form (verb)
  • To comply with the practices of an established church, esp the Church of England (verb)
  • To bring (oneself, ideas, etc) into harmony or agreement (verb)

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Use "conform" in a sentence
  • "Big Government forcing private institutions to conform is totally the way to go!"
  • "Sarcastro: Big Government forcing private institutions to conform is totally the way to go!"
  • "But the need to conform is greater among the young."