verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of conform
Synonyms for conform
Antonyms for conform
Related Words for unconformingunusual, perverse, stilted, incredible, abnormal, outlandish, preposterous, outrageous, strange, bizarre, odd, affected, aberrant, anomalous, assumed, contrary, contrived, ersatz, extraordinary, factitious
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.