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Meaning of CONFORM

Pronunciation:  kun'form

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
  2. [v]  be similar, be in line with

CONFORM is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: adapt, adjust
 Antonyms: depart, deviate, diverge, vary
 See Also: acclimate, acclimatise, acclimatize, assimilate, change, focalise, focalize, focus, match, obey, readapt, readjust, scan, square



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Con*form"\, a. [L. conformis; con- + forma form: cf. F.
    Of the same form; similar in import; conformable. --Bacon.
          Care must be taken that the interpretation be every way
          conform to the analogy of faith.         --Bp.Hall.
  2. \Con*form"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Conformed}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Conforming}.] [F. conformer, L. conformare,
    -formatum; con- + formare to form, forma form. See {Form}.]
    To shape in accordance with; to make like; to bring into
    harmony or agreement with; -- usually with to or unto.
          Demand of them wherefore they conform not themselves
          unto the order of the church.            --Hooker.
  3. \Con*form"\, v. i.
    1. To be in accord or harmony; to comply; to be obedient; to
       submit; -- with to or with.
             A rule to which experience must conform. --Whewell.
    2. (Eng. Eccl. Hist.) To comply with the usages of the
       Established Church; to be a conformist.
             About two thousand ministers whose consciences did
             not suffer them to conform were driven from their
             benefices in a day.                   --Macaulay.
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