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CONFORM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does conform mean? 

CONFORM (verb)
  The verb CONFORM has 2 senses:

1. be similar, be in line with
2. adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions

  Familiarity information: CONFORM used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONFORM (verb)


Sense 1conform [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be similar, be in line with

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "conform"):

scan (conform to a metrical pattern)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s to somebody

Antonym:

deviate (be at variance with; be out of line with)


Sense 2conform [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

adapt; conform; adjust

Context example:

We must adjust to the bad economic situation

Hypernyms (to "conform" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "conform"):

readapt; readjust (adjust anew)

readapt (adapt anew)

assimilate (become similar to one's environment)

focalise; focalize; focus (become focussed or come into focus)

acclimate; acclimatise; acclimatize (get used to a certain climate)

match (be equal or harmonize)

obey (be obedient to)

square (cause to match, as of ideas or acts)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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