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"conform" in British English

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conformverb [I]

uk   /kənˈfɔːm/  us   /-ˈfɔːrm/
to ​behaveaccording to the ​usualstandards of ​behaviour that are ​expected by a ​group or ​society: At ​ourschool, you were ​required to conform, and there was no ​place for ​originality.
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(Definition of conform from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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conformverb [I]

 us   /kənˈfɔrm/
to ​behaveaccording to a group’s ​usualstandards and ​expectations, or to ​operateaccording to a ​rule: The ​contractrequires that managers conform to high ​standards of ​personalconduct. Wood-burning ​stoves must conform to the ​firecode.
conformity
noun [U]  us   /kənˈfɔr·mɪ·t̬i/
He ​feltsuffocated by the conformity of ​suburbanlife.
(Definition of conform from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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conformverb [I]

uk   us   /kənˈfɔːm/
to obey a ​rule or ​reach the necessary ​statedstandard: conform to sth 70% of these ​imports come from pigs ​raised under ​conditions that would not conform to UK ​minimumstandards.conform with sth The Food and Drug ​Administrationapproved an 18-month ​extension of the ​patent on the ​drug to conform with new ​internationaltradeagreements.
conformity
noun [U] /kənˈfɔːmɪti/  us /-ˈfɔːrmətIi/
conformity with sth Our ​goal is to ​improve conformity with ​customerrequirements.conformity to sth The ​installation will be ​tested for conformity to ​specification.
(Definition of conform from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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