conform to

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Verb1.conform to - satisfy a condition or restriction; "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"
coordinate - be co-ordinated; "These activities coordinate well"
correspond, gibe, jibe, match, tally, agree, fit, check - be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
fill the bill, fit the bill - be what is needed or be good enough for what is required; "Does this restaurant fit the bill for the celebration?"
behoove, behove - be appropriate or necessary; "It behooves us to reflect on this matter"
live up to, satisfy, fulfill, fulfil - meet the requirements or expectations of
accommodate, fit, suit - be agreeable or acceptable to; "This suits my needs"
2.conform to - observe; "conform to the rules"
abide by, comply, follow - act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes; "He complied with my instructions"; "You must comply or else!"; "Follow these simple rules"; "abide by the rules"
go against, violate, break - fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns; "This sentence violates the rules of syntax"
3.conform to - behave in accordance or in agreement with; "Follow a pattern"; "Follow my example"
go by - be or act in accordance with; "Go by this rule and you'll be safe"
imitate, simulate, copy - reproduce someone's behavior or looks; "The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"
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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:
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References in classic literature ?
A well constructed plot, therefore, must neither begin nor end at haphazard, but conform to these principles.
"Master Land, we must conform to the rules on board, and I suppose our appetites are in advance of the dinner hour."
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?"
Yes, but we are not to conform to nature; I wish these girls to be the children of Grace: and why that abundance?
Let us try to conform to them and follow them, and let us be persuaded that the less we let our feeble human minds roam, the better we shall please God, who rejects all knowledge that does not come from Him; and the less we seek to fathom what He has been pleased to conceal from us, the sooner will He vouchsafe its revelation to us through His divine Spirit.
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?"
Here they come under some restrictions; they have to conform to the ordinary rules for trapping, and to submit to such restraints, and to take part in such general duties, as are established for the good order and safety of the camp.
Many moons ago, when he had been much smaller, he had desired the skin of Sabor, the lioness, or Numa, the lion, or Sheeta, the leopard to cover his hairless body that he might no longer resemble hideous Histah, the snake; but now he was proud of his sleek skin for it betokened his descent from a mighty race, and the conflicting desires to go naked in prideful proof of his ancestry, or to conform to the customs of his own kind and wear hideous and uncomfortable apparel found first one and then the other in the ascendency.
They would expect him to conform to their type, to learn to speak their jargon, to think with their puny brains and to see with their short-sighted eyes.
The starting point for calculating state income tax is generally taxable federal income; unless a specific state statute exists, most states will conform to the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC).
It is in people's nature to conform, and they will conform to a computer, even if the computer is wrong.