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conform

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of conform

  1. 1 to be in agreement on every point <the list conforms with the contents of the trunk> Synonyms accord, agree, answer, chord, cohere, coincide, comport, check, consist, correspond, dovetail, fit, go, harmonize, jibe, rhyme (also rime), sort, square, tallyRelated Words equal, match, parallel; align (also aline), line up, registerNear Antonyms contradict, dispute, gainsay; negate, nullify; clash, conflict, jarAntonyms differ (from), disagree (with)

  2. 2 to form a pleasing relationship <last-minute changes in the schedule that conform with our plans nicely> Synonyms agree, assort, blend, chime, chime in, harmonize, consort, coordinate, grooveRelated Words balance, correlate, correspond, dovetail, hang together, match; meet, parallel; bond, coalesce, cohere, conjoin, fuse, merge, square, tallyNear Antonyms contradict, contrast, counter, differ, diverge, jar; cancel (out), counteract, negate, offsetAntonyms clash, collide, conflict

  3. 3 to bring to a state free of conflicts, inconsistencies, or differences <we'll have to conform this new rule with existing policy regarding student-run organizations on campus> Synonyms accommodate, attune, conciliate, harmonize, coordinate, key, reconcileRelated Words adapt, tune; blend, combine, connect, correlate, dovetail, fit, fuse, integrate, join, match, merge, orchestrate, pair, square, suit, synchronize, synthesize, unify, unite; align (also aline), arrange, array, balance, equalize, even, order, proportion, regularize, standardizeNear Antonyms confuse, disarray, disorder, disorganize, disrupt, disturb, skew, upset; alienate, estrangeAntonyms disharmonize

  4. 4 to change (something) so as to make it suitable for a new use or situation <I can be funny or serious, for I always conform my behavior to the situation> Synonyms acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, adjust, condition, adapt, doctor, edit, fashion, fit, put, shape, suit, tailorRelated Words readapt, readjust; customize, gear, match, model, pattern; attune, correct, harmonize, square, tune; establish, root, settle; acquaint, familiarize, orient, orientate; equip, prepare, prime, rehearse; harden, inure, season, toughen; alter, convert, make over, modify, recast, reclaim, recycle, redesign, redevelop, redo, reengineer, refashion, refigure, refit, refocus, reinvent, rejigger, remake, remodel, revamp, revise, rework, transform; accustom, condition, habilitate, habituate, naturalize; ready, season; bend; fiddle (with), fine-tune, phase, register, regulate, rigNear Antonyms misadjust





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