verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of conform
Synonyms for conform
Antonyms for conform
Examples from the Web for conform
Contemporary Examples of conform
Certainly some people simply cannot stand to live alongside someone who does not conform to their views.What It’s Like to Be an Atheist in Palestine
Waleed al-Husseini, Movements.Org
December 8, 2014
On his present trajectory, Putin shows no signs that he will conform to international legal and moral norms.Putin’s World Cup Picasso ‘Bribe’
December 1, 2014
But the fun of reading Lennon is in his outright refusal to conform to expectations.
The book also refuses to conform to conventional novelistic style.
But an absence of niceties nor an unwillingness to conform is not a legitimate cause for impeachment.The University of Texas’s Machiavellian War on Its Regent
October 27, 2014
Historical Examples of conform
We are not obliged to conform to any particular set of rules.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
If you do not conform to society, what has society done for me?Night and Morning, Complete
Why can they not conform to the Church, and be plagued to them?Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
I will show them the Holy law to which they must conform, even that which they have broken.Bunyan
James Anthony Froude
If you conform to custom, you would not say so much of a husband.The Politician Out-Witted
Word Origin for conform
mid-14c., confourmen, from Old French conformer "conform (to), agree (to), make or be similar, be agreeable" (13c.), from Latin conformare "to fashion, to form, to shape; educate; modify," from com- "together" (see com-) + formare "to form" (see form (v.)).
Sense of "to comply with the usages of the Church of England" is from 1610s; hence conformist (1630s), opposed to non-conformist or dissenter. Related: Conformance; conformed; conforming.