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


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

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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