conform

[[t]kənfɔ͟ː(r)m[/t]]
conforms, conforming, conformed
1) VERB If something conforms to something such as a law or someone's wishes, it is of the required type or quality.

[V to/with n] The Night Rider lamp has been designed to conform to new British Standard safety requirements...

[V to/with n] The meat market can continue only if it is radically overhauled to conform with strict EC standards.

2) VERB If you conform, you behave in the way that you are expected or supposed to behave.

Many children who can't or don't conform are often bullied...

[V to/with n] He did not feel obliged to conform to the rules that applied to ordinary men...

[V to/with n] We conformed with social and family expectations.

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3) VERB If someone or something conforms to a pattern or type, they are very similar to it.

[V to n] I am well aware that we all conform to one stereotype or another...

[V to n] Like most `peacetime wars' it did not conform to preconceived ideas.


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  • conform — con‧form [kənˈfɔːrm] verb [intransitive] to obey a law or rule: • The website owner must conform with the requirements of the Data Protection Act. • The property conformed to all the latest building regulations. * * * conform UK US /kənˈfɔːm/… …   Financial and business terms

  • Conform — Con*form , v. i. 1. To be in accord or harmony; to comply; to be obedient; to submit; with to or with. [1913 Webster] A rule to which experience must conform. Whewell. [1913 Webster] 2. (Eng. Eccl. Hist.) To comply with the usages of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conform — con·form /kən fȯrm/ vi: to be in accordance: correspond in character; specif: to be in accordance with the provisions of a contract con·for·mance /kən fȯr məns/ n con·for·mi·ty /kən fȯr mə tē/ n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Web …   Law dictionary

  • Conform — Con*form , a. [L. conformis; con + forma form: cf. F. conforme.] Of the same form; similar in import; conformable. Bacon. [1913 Webster] Care must be taken that the interpretation be every way conform to the analogy of faith. Bp.Hall. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Conform — Con*form , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Conformed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conforming}.] [F. conformer, L. conformare, formatum; con + formare to form, forma form. See {Form}.] To shape in accordance with; to make like; to bring into harmony or agreement with; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conform — mid 14c., confourmen, from O.Fr. conformer conform (to), agree (to), make or be similar, be agreeable (13c.), from L. conformare to fashion, to form, to shape; educate; modify, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + formare to form (see FORM… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • conform — [kən fôrm′] vt. [ME conformen < OFr conformer < L conformare, to fashion, form < com , together + formare, to FORM] 1. to make the same or similar [to conform one s idea to another s] 2. to bring into harmony or agreement; adapt: often… …   English World dictionary

  • Conform — (v. lat.), übereinstimmend. Daher Conformiren, übereinstimmen; sich c., beistimmen, sich fügen. Conformität, Gleichheit, Gleichförmigkeit, Übereinstimmung. Conformation, 1) Bildung, Einrichtung; 2) Zustimmung; 3) (Rhet.), so v. w. Prosopopöie …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Conform — Conform, lat., übereinstimmend; Conformität, Uebereinstimmung; Conformation, Einrichtung, Zustimmung …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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