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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: conformer, from Latin, from com- ( COM-) + formare 'to form'

conform

verb
     
con‧form [intransitive]
1 to behave in the way that most other people in your group or society behave [↪ conformist]:
the pressure on schoolchildren to conform
conform to/with
people who do not conform to traditional standards of behaviour
2 to obey a law, rule etc
conform to/with
Students can be expelled for refusing to conform to school rules.
All new buildings must conform with the regional development plan.
products which conform to international safety standards
3

conform to a pattern/model/ideal etc

to be similar to what people expect or think is usual:
Joseph does not conform to the stereotype of a policeman.

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