• WordNet 3.6
    • v conform adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
    • v conform be similar, be in line with
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Conform Of the same form; similar in import; conformable. "Care must be taken that the interpretation be every way conform to the analogy of faith."
    • Conform To be in accord or harmony; to comply; to be obedient; to submit; -- with to or with. "A rule to which experience must conform ."
    • Conform (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."
    • v. t Conform 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • conform Conformable.
    • conform To make of the same form or character; make like; adjust: with to: as, to conform anything to a model or a standard.
    • conform To bring into harmony or correspondence; make agreeable; adapt; submit: often with a reflexive pronoun.
    • conform To act conformably, compliantly, or in accordance: with to: as, to conform to the fashion or to custom.
    • conform In English history, to comply with the usages of the Established Church: in this sense often used absolutely. See conformity, 3.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Conform kon-form′ to make like or of the same form with: to adapt
    • v.i Conform to be of the same form; to comply: to obey
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  • J. Frank Doble
    J. Frank Doble
    “Conform and be dull.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “As to conforming outwardly, and living your own life inwardly, I have not a very high opinion of that course.”
  • Thomas Merton
    Thomas Merton
    “I cannot make the universe obey me. I cannot make other people conform to my own whims and fancies. I cannot make even my own body obey me.”
  • Jacob Bronowski
    “Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.”
  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “Fashion is a tyrant from which there is no deliverance; all must conform to its whimsical.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. conformer, L. conformare, -formatum,; con-, + formare, to form, forma, form. See Form


In literature:

How can the vices of conformation be avoided, and beauty secured?
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
Hence, the goods are called full-fashioned, because so fashioned as to conform to the proportions of the leg and foot.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
After a time this first impression of it is so dulled that all conform to the fashion.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
The very pastimes of the world had to conform themselves to the law of God.
"History of the English People, Volume VI (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Bruce shall, on his arrival, strictly conform to the votes passed respecting Cap^t.
"Tea Leaves" by Various
The highest dignity attainable in this world is conformity to Jesus Christ.
"The Wesleyan Methodist Pulpit in Malvern Sermons Preached at the Opening Services of the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, in 1866" by Knowles King
The vessels conforming to the shape of the skeleton.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
Let her refer to his opinions, consult his wishes, and conform to his tastes and habits.
"The Young Maiden" by A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
Will our conforming help to win souls to Christ?
"Have We No Rights?" by Mabel Williamson
While they acted in conformity to these sentiments, the laws enacted for the security of the new government condemned them to death.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2" by Edgerton Ryerson

In poetry:

Come doon and conform,
Pyke an honest worm,
And hap yer bairns frae the comin storm,
Spendrife laverock!
"The Laverock" by George MacDonald
They place before them the Koran,
They read aloud from it,
But of their actions not a one
Conforms with the Koran.
"As I Look On" by Khoshal Khan Khattak
Thy food, conform to thine array,
Is heav'nly and divine;
On pastures green, where angels play,
Thy Husband feeds thee fine.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine
He bids her not to him conform,
He does not question her intent;
He takes the sunshine and the storm
As strings of some sweet instrument;
"Nature And the Book" by Alfred Austin
I showed him that his coat, all dust,
Top boots and cords provoked compassion,
And proved that men of station must
Conform to the decrees of fashion.
"The Folly of Brown -" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Piety and conformity to them that like!
Peace, obesity, allegiance, to them that like!
I am he who tauntingly compels men, women, nations,
Crying, Leap from your seats, and contend for your lives!
"As I Sat Alone" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Convergence of standards, technologies creates food safety conformance.
Corrosion of Conformity's Corrosion of Conformity.
How Corrosion of Conformity's legacy is defined depends almost entirely upon who is defining it.
Corrosion of Conformity hits the El 'n' Gee.
Corrosion of Conformity have been making the heaviest of music for roughly three decades.
Legendary heavy metal/sludge act Corrosion of Conformity have just announced official dates for a US headlining tour.
Corrosion of Conformity's Woody Weatherman, left, Reed Mullin and Mike Dean.
Lopez had agreed to cover up to conform to Muslim sensibilities, said Chairi Ibrahim, project manager for Dyandra Promosindo.
One of the most adaptable creatures in cities are birds, and of those the crow may be the most able to conform to urban living.
Clamp lines conform to DIN 3015 standards.
Has been working to find technology to conform with state guidelines for years.
Gang of Three Conform for One.
I was recently in an energetic conversation about how women must conform to masculine ways of thinking and behaving in order to succeed in business.
"Our future procurement of advanced fighters from the United States should be comprehensively evaluated by both sides to conform to Taiwan's future defense needs," he said.

In science:

Zaffaroni, “The holographic RG flow to conformal and non-conformal theory,” [hep-th/0002172].
AdS/CFT Correspondence and Type 0 String Theory
Note 2.4 The axiom (V) is not included in the definition of conformal superalgebras in and nor of vertex Lie algebras in , while existence of the conformal vector is assumed for superconformal algebras.
Algebraic structures on quasi-primary states in superconformal algebras
In the AdS5 × S 5 case for IIB supergravity, the boundary conformal field theory is N = 4 super Yang-Mills theory, in the large Nc limit (where the gauge group is SU (Nc )), but in the D = 6 case the interacting conformal field theory is not known.
Aspects of the D=6, (2,0) Tensor Multiplet
These results were used in the study of locally conformal K¨ahler and locally conformal symplectic structures.
Generalized Lie bialgebroids and Jacobi structures
X6] for a survey on Gel’fand-Dorfman bialgebras, and special families of simple cubic conformal algebras and simple quartic conformal algebras.
Simple Conformal Algebras Generated by Jordan Algebras