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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conform(verb)

    be similar, be in line with

  2. adjust, conform, adapt(verb)

    adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions

    "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"


  1. conform(Verb)

    To act in accordance with expectations; to behave in the manner of others, especially as a result of social pressure.

  2. conform(Verb)

    To be in accordance with a set of specifications or regulations, or with a policy or guideline.

  3. conform(Verb)

    To make similar in form or nature; to make suitable for a purpose; to adapt.

  4. Origin: From conformen, from conformer, from conformare

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conform(adj)

    of the same form; similar in import; conformable

  2. Conform(verb)

    to shape in accordance with; to make like; to bring into harmony or agreement with; -- usually with to or unto

  3. Conform(verb)

    to be in accord or harmony; to comply; to be obedient; to submit; -- with to or with

  4. Conform(verb)

    to comply with the usages of the Established Church; to be a conformist

  5. Origin: [L. conformis; con- + forma form: cf. F. conforme.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Conform

    kon-form′, v.t. to make like or of the same form with: to adapt.—v.i. to be of the same form; to comply: to obey.—n. Conformabil′ity, state of being conformable.—adj. Conform′able, corresponding in form: suitable: compliant.—adv. Conform′ably.—ns. Conformā′tion, particular form, shape, or structure: adaptation; Conform′er, Conform′ist, one who conforms, esp. with the worship of the Established Church; Conform′ity, likeness: compliance: consistency.—In conformity with, in accordance with. [L. conformārecon, with, and formāreforma, form.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conform' in Verbs Frequency: #966

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conform in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conform in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of conform in a Sentence

  1. J. Frank Dobie:

    Conform and be dull.

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Often we read to conform but not to educate.

  3. Eric Hoffer:

    Woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity.

  4. Alberto Achermann:

    Making exceptions for wealthy residents hardly seems to conform to constitutional principles.

  5. Katy Wu:

    If you see her onstage, she's daring in her own way, she doesn't conform; she does what she wants.

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Translations for conform

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  • съобразявам се, подчинявам се на, съответствувамBulgarian
  • συμμορφώνονταιGreek
  • noudattaaFinnish
  • s'alignerFrench
  • conformDutch
  • dostosować sięPolish
  • [[estar]] [[em]] [[conformidade]] [[com]], conformar-sePortuguese
  • acorda, concorda, conformaRomanian
  • сообразовывать, соответствовать, быть подобным, согласоваться, сообразовываться, подчинятьсяRussian
  • uymakTurkish
  • theoVietnamese

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