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Definition of conform verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they conform
    he / she / it conforms
    past simple conformed
    -ing form conforming
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  1. 1[intransitive] to behave and think in the same way as most other people in a group or society There is considerable pressure on teenagers to conform. conform to something He refused to conform to the local customs.
  2. 2[intransitive] conform to/with something to obey a rule, law, etc. synonym comply The building does not conform with safety regulations.
  3. 3[intransitive] conform to something to agree with or match something Wordsworth changed the ideas of his poem to conform with his later religious and political opinions. It did not conform to the usual stereotype of an industrial city.
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