- The definition of conform is to make the same, or be in agreement.
An example of conform is wearing a uniform to work; conform with a work dress code.
- to make the same or similar: to conform one's idea to another's
- to bring into harmony or agreement; adapt: often used reflexively
Origin: Middle English conformen ; from Old French conformer ; from Classical Latin conformare, to fashion, form ; from com-, together plush formare, to form
- to be or become the same or similar
- to be in accord or agreement: the house conforms to specifications
- to behave in a conventional way, esp. in accepting without question customs, traditions, prevailing opinion, etc.
- Eng. History to adhere to the practices of the Anglican Church
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verb con·formed, con·form·ing, con·forms verb, intransitive
- To correspond in form or character; be similar.
- To act or be in accord or agreement; comply: a computer that conforms to the manufacturer's advertising claims. See Synonyms at agree.
- To act in accordance with current customs or modes. See Synonyms at adapt.
Origin: Middle English conformen, from Old French conformer, from Latin cōnfōrmāre, to shape after : com-, com- + fōrmāre, to shape (from fōrma, shape).
- con·formˈer noun