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con·form

 (kən-fôrm′)
v. con·formed, con·form·ing, con·forms
v.intr.
1.
a. 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. See Synonyms at correspond.
b. To act, often unquestioningly, in accordance with traditional customs or prevailing standards: "Our table manners ... change from time to time, but the changes are not reasoned out; we merely notice and conform" (Mark Twain).
2. To be similar in form or pattern: a windy road that conforms to the coastline; a shirt that conforms to different body shapes.
v.tr.
To bring into accord or agreement; cause to correspond or comply: "a woman who has conformed herself to the male-designed image of virtuous widowhood so that she can live in peace" (Jennifer Panek). See Synonyms at adapt.

[Middle English conformen, from Old French conformer, from Latin cōnfōrmāre, to shape after : com-, com- + fōrmāre, to shape (from fōrma, shape).]

con·form′er n.

conform

(kənˈfɔːm)
vb
1. (usually foll by: to) to comply in actions, behaviour, etc, with accepted standards or norms
2. (usually foll by: with) to be in accordance; fit in: he conforms with my idea of a teacher.
3. to make or become similar in character or form
4. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (intr) to comply with the practices of an established church, esp the Church of England
5. (tr) to bring (oneself, ideas, etc) into harmony or agreement
[C14: from Old French conformer, from Latin confirmāre to establish, strengthen, from firmāre to make firm, from firmus firm1]
conˈformer n
conˈformingly adv

con•form

(kənˈfɔrm)

v.i.
1. to act in accordance or harmony; comply (usu. fol. by to): to conform to rules.
2. to act in accord with the prevailing standards, attitudes, practices, etc., of society or a group.
3. to be or become similar in form, nature, or character.
4. to be in harmony or accord.
5. to comply with the usages of an established church, esp. the Church of England.
v.t.
6. to make similar in form, nature, or character.
7. to bring into agreement, correspondence, or harmony.
adj.
8. Archaic. conformable.
[1275–1325; < Anglo-French, Middle French conformer < Latin confōrmāre to shape]
con•form′er, n.

conform

If you conform, you behave in the way that you are expected to behave.

You must be prepared to conform.

You also use conform to say that something is what is wanted or required. When you use conform like this, you use either to or with after it.

Such a change would not conform to the present wishes of the great majority of people.
Every home should have a fire extinguisher which conforms with British Standards.

conform


Past participle: conformed
Gerund: conforming

Imperative
conform
conform
Present
I conform
you conform
he/she/it conforms
we conform
you conform
they conform
Preterite
I conformed
you conformed
he/she/it conformed
we conformed
you conformed
they conformed
Present Continuous
I am conforming
you are conforming
he/she/it is conforming
we are conforming
you are conforming
they are conforming
Present Perfect
I have conformed
you have conformed
he/she/it has conformed
we have conformed
you have conformed
they have conformed
Past Continuous
I was conforming
you were conforming
he/she/it was conforming
we were conforming
you were conforming
they were conforming
Past Perfect
I had conformed
you had conformed
he/she/it had conformed
we had conformed
you had conformed
they had conformed
Future
I will conform
you will conform
he/she/it will conform
we will conform
you will conform
they will conform
Future Perfect
I will have conformed
you will have conformed
he/she/it will have conformed
we will have conformed
you will have conformed
they will have conformed
Future Continuous
I will be conforming
you will be conforming
he/she/it will be conforming
we will be conforming
you will be conforming
they will be conforming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been conforming
you have been conforming
he/she/it has been conforming
we have been conforming
you have been conforming
they have been conforming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been conforming
you will have been conforming
he/she/it will have been conforming
we will have been conforming
you will have been conforming
they will have been conforming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been conforming
you had been conforming
he/she/it had been conforming
we had been conforming
you had been conforming
they had been conforming
Conditional
I would conform
you would conform
he/she/it would conform
we would conform
you would conform
they would conform
Past Conditional
I would have conformed
you would have conformed
he/she/it would have conformed
we would have conformed
you would have conformed
they would have conformed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.conform - be similar, be in line with
scan - conform to a metrical pattern
depart, deviate, vary, diverge - be at variance with; be out of line with
2.conform - adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditionsconform - adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
readjust, readapt - adjust anew; "After moving back to America, he had to readjust"
readapt - adapt anew; "He readapted himself"
assimilate - become similar to one's environment; "Immigrants often want to assimilate quickly"
focalise, focalize, focus - become focussed or come into focus; "The light focused"
acclimate, acclimatise, acclimatize - get used to a certain climate; "They never acclimatized in Egypt"
match - be equal or harmonize; "The two pieces match"
obey - be obedient to
square - cause to match, as of ideas or acts

conform

verb
1. fit in, follow, yield, adjust, adapt, comply, obey, fall in with, toe the line, follow the crowd, run with the pack, follow convention Many children who can't or won't conform are often bullied.
2. fulfil, meet, match, suit, satisfy, agree with, obey, abide by, accord with, square with, correspond with, tally with, harmonize with These activities do not conform with diplomatic rules and regulations.

conform

verb
1. To be compatible or in correspondence:
Informal: jibe.
Archaic: quadrate.
2. To be in keeping with:
3. To make or become suitable to a particular situation or use:
5. To act in conformity with:
Idiom: toe the line.
6. To make conventional:
Translations
يَتَمَشّى مَع، يَتَلائَم معيُطابِق
podřídit se podlepřizpůsobit sevyhovovat
indordne sig
beleillik
fara eftir, fylgjasamræmast, vera í samræmi viî
atbilstpielāgotiespieskaņot
conformeren

conform

[kənˈfɔːm] VI (= comply) (to laws) → someterse (to a) (to standards) → ajustarse (to a) [people] (socially) → adaptarse, amoldarse
he will conform to the agreementse ajustará al acuerdo

conform

[kənˈfɔːrm] vi [person] (= behave in a conventional manner) → se conformer
to conform to sth [+ pattern, idea, stereotype, model] → se conformer à qch
to conform to a law → se conformer à une loi
to conform to sb's wishes → se conformer aux désirs de qn
to conform with sth → se conformer à qch

conform

vi
(things: = comply with) → entsprechen (→ to +dat); (people: socially) → sich anpassen (→ to an +acc); (things, people: to rules etc) → sich richten (to nach); (= agree)übereinstimmen, konform gehen (with mit)
(Brit, Eccl) → sich (→ der englischen Staatskirche dat) → unterwerfen

conform

[kənˈfɔːm] vi to conform (to)conformarsi (a)

conform

(kənˈfoːm) verb
1. to behave, dress etc in the way that most other people do.
2. (with to) to act according to; to be in agreement with. Your clothes must conform to the school regulations.
conˈformity noun
References in classic literature ?
I have a presentiment that, hereafter, it will be my lot to set out trees, to make fences,--perhaps, even, in due time, to build a house for another generation,--in a word, to conform myself to laws and the peaceful practice of society.
It is remarkable that persons who speculate the most boldly often conform with the most perfect quietude to the external regulations of society.
She had always been straining to make the outward world conform to her inward dreams, and now life had grown all at once rich and sweet, wide and full.
Every thing he pos- sessed in the shape of learning or religion, he made conform to his disposition to deceive.
I am guilty, I confess, of having often wished you to treat our acquaintance in general with greater attention; but when have I advised you to adopt their sentiments or to conform to their judgment in serious matters?
Why, in defiance of every precept and principle of this house, does she conform to the world so openly--here in an evangelical, charitable establishment--as to wear her hair one mass of curls?
It is especially so for a young boy of your disposition, which requires a great deal of correcting; and to which no greater service can be done than to force it to conform to the ways of the working world, and to bend it and break it.
And while I do not choose now to specify particular acts of Congress as proper to be enforced, I do suggest that it will be much safer for all, both in official and private stations, to conform to and abide by all those acts which stand unrepealed, than to violate any of them, trusting to find impunity in having them held to be unConstitutional.
All that night Don Quixote lay awake thinking of his lady Dulcinea, in order to conform to what he had read in his books, how many a night in the forests and deserts knights used to lie sleepless supported by the memory of their mistresses.
Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint.
Master Land, we must conform to the rules on board, and I suppose our appetites are in advance of the dinner hour.