verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of conform
Examples from the Web for conform
Certainly some people simply cannot stand to live alongside someone who does not conform to their views.
On his present trajectory, Putin shows no signs that he will conform to international legal and moral norms.
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|David Davis|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And whosoever would not conform themselves to the ways of the Gentiles, should be put to death: then was misery to be seen.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
His mother preferred to kneel, but admitted it was wise to conform to surrounding custom lest one forget in a public place.Wilderness of Spring|Edgar Pangborn
Here below there are beings which perish because they cannot conform to the universal order.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 2|Plotinos (Plotinus)
His novels more and more now began to conform to his realistic theories.A History of American Literature Since 1870|Fred Lewis Pattee
It takes the form of sneering at and condemning anything that does not conform to his own ideas.Nonsenseorship|G. G. Putnam and Others
British Dictionary definitions for conform
Word Origin for conform
Word Origin and History 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.