Definition of “conform” - English Dictionary

“conform” in British English

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conformverb [ I ]

uk /kənˈfɔːm/ us /kənˈfɔːrm/

to behave according to the usual standards of behaviour that are expected by a group or society:

At our school, 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)

“conform” in American English

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conformverb [ I ]

us /kənˈfɔrm/

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 ] us /kənˈfɔr·mɪ·t̬i/

He felt suffocated by the conformity of suburban life.

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“conform” in Business English

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conformverb [ I ]

uk /kənˈfɔːm/ us

to obey a rule or reach the necessary stated standard:

conform to sth 70% of these imports come from pigs raised under conditions that would not conform to UK minimum standards.
conform with sth The Food and Drug Administration approved an 18-month extension of the patent on the drug to conform with new international trade agreements.
conformity
noun [ U ] /kənˈfɔːmɪti/ /-ˈfɔːrmətIi/

conformity with sth Our goal is to improve conformity with customer requirements.
conformity to sth The installation will be tested for conformity to specification.

(Definition of “conform” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)