- 1Comply with rules, standards, or laws: the kitchen does not conform to hygiene regulations the changes were introduced to conform with international classificationsMore example sentences
- Because such publications do not conform to any standardized rules, this information is not computer readable.
- And, like many other populist legal actions, it doesn't conform with our ideal of justice - the rule of law.
- Prosecutors scaled back the number to eight to conform to new rules calling for swifter trials.
- 1.1(Of a person) behave according to socially acceptable conventions or standards: the pressure to conformMore example sentences
- He accepts he does not conform to the public school or Oxbridge stereotype, as he was brought up on a council estate in Dringhouses and educated at Millthorpe School.
- In exchange, they must conform to extensive social and environmental criteria.
- But then life is so much easier when we imagine that people conform to a stereotype.
- 1.2Be similar in form or type; agree: the countryside should conform to a certain idea of the picturesqueMore example sentences
- The performers of the reading were uniformly matched and admirably conformed to the director's wishes in under six hours of rehearsal making the event memorable.
- His description of the height and build of the person does not conform to the height and build of the appellant at the relevant time.
- Meanwhile, he himself can slag people off just because they don't conform to his narrow vision of what constitutes a Brit.
Middle English (in the sense 'make (something) like another thing'): from Old French conformer, from Latin conformare, from con- 'together' + formare 'to form'.