Conform meaning

kən-fôrm
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.

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To make the same or similar.

To conform one's idea to another's.

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To be similar in form or pattern.

A windy road that conforms to the coastline; a shirt that conforms to different body shapes.

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To bring into accord or agreement; cause to correspond or comply.
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To bring into harmony or agreement; adapt.
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To be or become the same or similar.
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To be in accord or agreement.

The house conforms to specifications.

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To behave in a conventional way, esp. in accepting without question customs, traditions, prevailing opinion, etc.
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(eng. history) To adhere to the practices of the Anglican Church.
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(intransitive, of persons, often followed by to) To act in accordance with expectations; to behave in the manner of others, especially as a result of social pressure.
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(intransitive, of things, situations, etc.) To be in accordance with a set of specifications or regulations, or with a policy or guideline.
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To make similar in form or nature; to make suitable for a purpose; to adapt.
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Origin of conform

  • Middle English conformen from Old French conformer from Latin cōnfōrmāre to shape after com- com- fōrmāre to shape (from fōrma shape)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English conformen, from Old French conformer, from Latin conformāre (“to mould, to shape after”)

    From Wiktionary