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English definition of “conform”

conform

verb [I]  /kənˈfɔrm/ us  
to behave according to a group’s usual standards and expectations, or to operate according to a rule: The contract requires that managers conform to high standards of personal conduct. Wood-burning stoves must conform to the fire code.
conformity
noun [U]  /kənˈfɔr·mɪ·t̬i/ us  
He felt suffocated by the conformity of suburban life.
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