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conform

con·form

conform

 
pronunciation:
kn form
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: conformed, conforming, conforms
definition 1: to be or act in accordance or compliance with an established standard or norm.
He found it difficult to conform to the strict rules of the military academy.All highway signs must conform to standards established by the state.She refused to conform to society's expectations of her as a woman.
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synonyms:
accommodate, adjust, comply
antonyms:
diverge, rebel, vary
similar words:
accord, adapt, assimilate, correspond, play, square
definition 2: to show similarity or become similar in nature or appearance.
Her true self does not conform to everyone's image of her.
antonyms:
differ
similar words:
accord, agree, assimilate, coordinate, correspond, fit, harmonize, match
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to bring into compliance or harmony.
He was forced to conform his behavior.
synonyms:
adjust
similar words:
accommodate, adapt, assimilate, coordinate, fit, harmonize, match, reconcile, regulate, square, suit
definition 2: to make similar in nature or appearance.
He conformed his way of speaking to the local dialect.
similar words:
coordinate, fit, harmonize, match, regulate
derivations: conforming (adj.), conformingly (adv.), conformer (n.), conformist (n.)
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The word conform contains the following parts:
con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."