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  1. con·form
    IPA[kənˈfôrm]
  2. verb

    • 1. comply with rules, standards, or laws:

      the kitchen does not conform to hygiene regulations the changes were introduced to conform with international classifications
      Synonym : comply with, abide by, obey, observe, follow, keep to, hold to, adhere to, satisfy, match up to, meet, fulfill, be in accordance with, stick to, stand by, act in accordance with, uphold, heed, pay attention to, agree to/with, consent to, accede to, accept, acquiesce in, go along with, fall in with, adapt to, accommodate to, adjust to, acknowledge, respect, defer to
    • 2. (of a person) behave according to socially acceptable conventions or standards:

      the pressure to conform
      Synonym : follow convention, be conventional, follow tradition, follow custom, fit in, adapt, adjust, follow the crowd, run with the pack, swim with the stream, comply, acquiesce, do what one is told, toe the line, obey the rules, comply with the rules, observe the rules, abide by the rules, adhere to the rules, act in accordance with the rules, follow the rules, keep to the rules, stick to the rules, submit, yield, play it by the book, play by the rules, keep in step, go with the flow
    • 3. be similar in form or type; agree:

      the countryside should conform to a certain idea of the picturesque
      Synonym : match, fit, suit, answer, agree with, be like, be similar to, coincide with, correspond to, correlate to, be consistent with, be consonant with, be comparable with, measure up to, go with, tally with, square with, accord with, parallel, harmonize with
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: conform, 3rd person present: conforms, gerund or present participle: conforming, past tense: conformed, past participle: conformed

    • verb

      comply with rules, standards, or laws:

      (of a person) behave according to socially acceptable conventions or standards:

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