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verb [intransitive] conform pronunciation in British English /kənˈfɔː(r)m/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleconforming
past tenseconformed
past participleconformed
  1. 1
    to obey something such as a rule or law
    conform to/with:

    All fireworks must conform to British safety standards.

  2. 2
    to be similar to an idea of what is usual or normal
    conform to:

    He doesn’t conform to the stereotype of a military man.

  3. 3
    to behave in a way that most people think is correct or suitable

    Part of her charm was her refusal to conform.


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