conform


conform
con|form [kənˈfo:m US -o:rm] v
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: conformer, from [i]Latin, from com- ( COM-) + formare 'to form']
1.) to behave in the way that most other people in your group or society behave
the pressure on schoolchildren to conform
conform to/with
people who do not conform to traditional standards of behaviour
2.) to obey a law, rule etc
conform to/with
Students can be expelled for refusing to conform to school rules.
All new buildings must conform with the regional development plan.
products which conform to international safety standards
3.) conform to a pattern/model/ideal etc
to be similar to what people expect or think is usual
Joseph does not conform to the stereotype of a policeman.

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  • conform — CONFÓRM, Ă, conformi, e, adj. 1. (Despre acte, copii etc.) Care are acelaşi cuprins cu...; identic. 2. Care este corespunzător; potrivit. ♦ (Adverbial) În conformitate cu..., la fel cu..., după. – Din fr. conforme. Trimis de Joseph, 15.12.2008.… …   Dicționar Român

  • conform — con‧form [kənˈfɔːrm] verb [intransitive] to obey a law or rule: • The website owner must conform with the requirements of the Data Protection Act. • The property conformed to all the latest building regulations. * * * conform UK US /kənˈfɔːm/… …   Financial and business terms

  • Conform — Con*form , v. i. 1. To be in accord or harmony; to comply; to be obedient; to submit; with to or with. [1913 Webster] A rule to which experience must conform. Whewell. [1913 Webster] 2. (Eng. Eccl. Hist.) To comply with the usages of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conform — con·form /kən fȯrm/ vi: to be in accordance: correspond in character; specif: to be in accordance with the provisions of a contract con·for·mance /kən fȯr məns/ n con·for·mi·ty /kən fȯr mə tē/ n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Web …   Law dictionary

  • Conform — Con*form , a. [L. conformis; con + forma form: cf. F. conforme.] Of the same form; similar in import; conformable. Bacon. [1913 Webster] Care must be taken that the interpretation be every way conform to the analogy of faith. Bp.Hall. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Conform — Con*form , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Conformed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conforming}.] [F. conformer, L. conformare, formatum; con + formare to form, forma form. See {Form}.] To shape in accordance with; to make like; to bring into harmony or agreement with; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conform — mid 14c., confourmen, from O.Fr. conformer conform (to), agree (to), make or be similar, be agreeable (13c.), from L. conformare to fashion, to form, to shape; educate; modify, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + formare to form (see FORM… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • conform — [kən fôrm′] vt. [ME conformen < OFr conformer < L conformare, to fashion, form < com , together + formare, to FORM] 1. to make the same or similar [to conform one s idea to another s] 2. to bring into harmony or agreement; adapt: often… …   English World dictionary

  • Conform — (v. lat.), übereinstimmend. Daher Conformiren, übereinstimmen; sich c., beistimmen, sich fügen. Conformität, Gleichheit, Gleichförmigkeit, Übereinstimmung. Conformation, 1) Bildung, Einrichtung; 2) Zustimmung; 3) (Rhet.), so v. w. Prosopopöie …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Conform — Conform, lat., übereinstimmend; Conformität, Uebereinstimmung; Conformation, Einrichtung, Zustimmung …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon