verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of conform
Examples from the Web for conforming
There would be, he said, an “anxiety that comes with not conforming to the ideological norm.”
Many tourists are not so adept at conforming to America's very strict customs about standing in line, but are they really rude?
The conforming and nonconforming priests were disputing the altars.History of the Girondists, Volume I|Alphonse de Lamartine
She was very earnest with me upon the sin and danger of conforming to the world, in dress, and speech, and deportment.Andrew Golding|Annie E. Keeling
Let me illustrate what I mean by conforming to the standard.Outdoor Sketching|Francis Hopkinson Smith
Here we have a myth obviously of solar significance, conforming in every particular to a definite type of sun-legend.Myths & Legends of Babylonia & Assyria|Lewis Spence
His coat soon became a cause of offense and called forth another reproof from those buttoned up in conforming garments.Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897|Elizabeth Cady Stanton
British Dictionary definitions for conforming
Word Origin for conform
Word Origin and History for conforming
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.