verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of conform
Synonyms for conform
Antonyms for conform
Examples from the Web for nonconforming
Historical Examples of nonconforming
The conforming and nonconforming priests were disputing the altars.History of the Girondists, Volume I
Alphonse de Lamartine
I am as sober as the Nonconforming parson of the church that Miss Castlemaine attends.
Besides, I am told that she belongs to the Nonconforming order of pious people.
The Nonconforming vicar of the church appointed a Nonconforming preacher to the Episcopal chapel.Historic Sites of Lancashire and Cheshire
It is the only case in a Nonconforming place we have yet had to notice in which there is a weekly celebration.The Church Index
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.