Conform Definition

conformed, conforming, conforms
conformed, conforming, conforms
To be or become the same or similar.
Webster's New World
To be or act in accord with a set of standards, expectations, or specifications.
A computer that conforms with the manufacturer's advertising claims; students learning to conform to school safety rules.
American Heritage
To bring into harmony or agreement; adapt.
Webster's New World
To make the same or similar.
To conform one's idea to another's.
Webster's New World
To behave in a conventional way, esp. in accepting without question customs, traditions, prevailing opinion, etc.
Webster's New World

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

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