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1. conform

verb. ['kənˈfɔrm'] adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions.

Synonyms

  • focus
  • match
  • focalize
  • readapt
  • assimilate
  • focalise
  • acclimatise
  • acclimate
  • change
  • readjust
  • square
  • obey
  • acclimatize
  • adapt

Antonyms

  • dissimilate
  • stay
  • blur
  • pressurize

Etymology

  • conformen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • conformer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Conform

  • transform
  • misinform
  • disinform
  • lukewarm
  • reform
  • perform
  • inform
  • deform
  • swarm
  • storm
  • schwarm
  • warm
  • torme
  • norm
  • dorm
  • orme

Example sentences of the word conform


1. Verb, base form
Make any adjustments if the fence length does not conform exactly to the spacing of the posts and rails.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Do not make the tape conform to the curve of the drum.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The United States Postal Service has established procedures and regulations that conform to Federal laws on mail delivery.

Quotes containing the word conform


1. It doesn't have to be on Valentine's Day. It doesn't have to be by the time you turn eighteen or thirty-three or fifty-nine. It doesn't have to conform to whatever is usual. It doesn't have to be kismet at once, or rhapsody by the third date.It just has to be. In time. In place. In spirit.It just has to be.
- David Levithan

2. A stereotype becomes a stereotype when a significant percentage of the population appears to conform to it.
- Kelley Armstrong, Dime Store Magic

3. Love doesn’t have to be on Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t have to be by the time you turn eighteen or thirty-three or fifty-nine. It doesn’t have to conform to whatever is usual. It doesn’t have to be kismet at once, or rhapsody by the third day.It just has to be. In time. In place. In spirt.It just has to be.
- David Levithan, How They Met, and Other Stories

2. conform

verb. ['kənˈfɔrm'] be similar, be in line with.

Antonyms

  • depressurise

Etymology

  • conformen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • conformer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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