verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French conformer, from Latin conformare, from com- + formare to form, from forma form Date: 14th century transitive verb to give the same shape, outline, or contour to ; bring into harmony or accord <
conform furrows to the slope of the land
intransitive verb 1. to be similar or identical; also to be in agreement or harmony — used with to or with <
changes that conform with our plans
2. a. to be obedient or compliantusually used with to <
conform to another's wishes
b. to act in accordance with prevailing standards or customs <
the pressure to conform
Synonyms: see adaptconformer nounconformism nounconformist noun or adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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