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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kuh n-fawrm]
    • /kənˈfɔrm/
    • /kənˈfɔːm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kuh n-fawrm]
    • /kənˈfɔrm/

Definitions of conform word

  • verb conform If something conforms to something such as a law or someone's wishes, it is of the required type or quality. 3
  • verb conform If you conform, you behave in the way that you are expected or supposed to behave. 3
  • verb conform If someone or something conforms to a pattern or type, they are very similar to it. 3
  • verb conform to comply in actions, behaviour, etc, with accepted standards or norms 3
  • verb conform to be in accordance; fit in 3
  • verb conform to make or become similar in character or form 3

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Origin of conform

First appearance:

before 1275
One of the 13% oldest English words
1275-1325; Middle English confo(u)rmen < Anglo-French, Middle French conformer < Latin confōrmāre to shape. See con-, form

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Parts of speech for Conform


conform popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

conform usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for conform

verb conform

  • coordinate — If you coordinate an activity, you organize the various people and things involved in it.
  • reconcile — to cause (a person) to accept or be resigned to something not desired: He was reconciled to his fate.
  • fit — adapted or suited; appropriate: This water isn't fit for drinking. A long-necked giraffe is fit for browsing treetops.
  • yield — to give forth or produce by a natural process or in return for cultivation: This farm yields enough fruit to meet all our needs.
  • accommodate — If a building or space can accommodate someone or something, it has enough room for them.

Antonyms for conform

verb conform

  • refuse — to decline to accept (something offered): to refuse an award.
  • deny — When you deny something, you state that it is not true.
  • prevent — to keep from occurring; avert; hinder: He intervened to prevent bloodshed.
  • reject — to refuse to have, take, recognize, etc.: to reject the offer of a better job.
  • disobey — Fail to obey (rules, a command, or someone in authority).

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