verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of conform
Synonyms for conform
Antonyms for conform
Related Words for non-conformingpartisan, parochial, factional, irreverent, inimical, conflicting, antithetical, hostile, negative, adverse, contradictory, inconsistent, discordant, opposed, wrongheaded, paradoxical, provincial, limited, fanatic, splinter
Examples from the Web for non-conforming
Historical Examples of non-conforming
Laud succeeded in hunting the non-conforming Puritans from their lectureships and chaplaincies.The Beginners of a Nation
No non-conforming sects disturb his reign, For of his yoke, there's very few complain.The True-Born Englishman
Her offence was harboring a non-conforming minister named Hicks.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology
Every non-conforming measure is unquestionably affected by the prevailing type of the rhythmical sequence in which it occurs.
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.