verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of conform
Synonyms for conform
Antonyms for conform
Examples from the Web for conforming
Contemporary Examples of conforming
There would be, he said, an “anxiety that comes with not conforming to the ideological norm.”The Awful Apps That Let You Vote With Your Wallet
August 22, 2014
Many tourists are not so adept at conforming to America's very strict customs about standing in line, but are they really rude?Are Americans Really So Rude?
October 3, 2012
Historical Examples of conforming
She conformed beautifully, but you would have felt she understood your not conforming.The Prisoner
They vacillate, conforming now to the interest of the wage-workers, now to the interest of the employers.Socialism
Shakespeare is blamed for not conforming to standards unknown to his generation.William Shakespeare
Let me illustrate what I mean by conforming to the standard.Outdoor Sketching
Francis Hopkinson Smith
In forty-five departments we know that there were 13,426 conforming clergy.Lectures on the French Revolution
John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
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.