conform Definition

  • 1comply with rules, standards, or laws
  • 2be similar in form or type; agree

Using conform: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "conform" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    All employees must conform to the company's dress code.

  • Example

    The new design conforms to the latest safety standards.

  • Example

    The data conforms with the previous findings.

  • Example

    The witness's statement did not conform with the evidence presented.

conform Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for conform

Antonyms for conform

Phrases with conform

  • comply with a set of rules, standards, or expectations


    All products must conform to safety regulations.

  • be in accordance with something


    The results of the experiment conform with the hypothesis.

  • non-conformist

    a person who does not conform to accepted beliefs or practices


    He was a non-conformist who refused to follow the traditional path.

Origins of conform

from Latin 'conformare', meaning 'to shape'


Summary: conform in Brief

'Conform' [kənˈfɔːm] means to comply with rules, standards, or laws, or to be similar in form or type. It is often used in phrases like 'conform to' and 'conform with,' as in 'All employees must conform to the company's dress code.' 'Conform' has formal synonyms like 'comply' and 'adhere,' and informal ones like 'go along with' and 'play by the rules.'

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