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CONFORM TO

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does conform to mean? 

CONFORM TO (verb)
  The verb CONFORM TO has 3 senses:

1. satisfy a condition or restriction
2. observe
3. behave in accordance or in agreement with

  Familiarity information: CONFORM TO used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONFORM TO (verb)


Sense 1conform to [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Satisfy a condition or restriction

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

conform to; fit; meet

Context example:

Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?

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

agree; check; correspond; fit; gibe; jibe; match; tally (be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics)

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

coordinate (be co-ordinated)

fill the bill; fit the bill (be what is needed or be good enough for what is required)

behoove; behove (be appropriate or necessary)

fulfil; fulfill; live up to; satisfy (fulfil the requirements or expectations of)

accommodate; fit; suit (be agreeable or acceptable to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2conform to [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Observe

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

conform to the rules

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

abide by; comply; follow (act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP

Antonym:

violate (fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns)


Sense 3conform to [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Behave in accordance or in agreement with

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

conform to; follow

Context examples:

Follow a pattern / Follow my example

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

copy; imitate; simulate (reproduce someone's behavior or looks)

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

go by (be or act in accordance with)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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