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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 of conform accord, agree, answer, chord, cohere, coincide, comport, check, consist, correspond, dovetail, fit, go, harmonize, jibe, rhyme (also rime), sort, square, tallyWords Related to conform equal, match, parallel; align (also aline), line up, registerNear Antonyms of conform contradict, dispute, gainsay; negate, nullify; clash, conflict, jarAntonyms of conform differ (from), disagree (with)

  2. 2 to form a pleasing relationship last-minute changes in the schedule that conform with our plans nicely Synonyms of conform agree, assort, blend, chime, chime in, harmonize, consort, coordinate, grooveWords Related to conform balance, correlate, correspond, dovetail, hang together, match; meet, parallel; bond, coalesce, cohere, conjoin, fuse, merge, square, tallyNear Antonyms of conform contradict, contrast, counter, differ, diverge, jar; cancel (out), counteract, negate, offsetAntonyms of conform 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 of conform accommodate, attune, conciliate, harmonize, coordinate, key, reconcileWords Related to conform 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 of conform confuse, disarray, disorder, disorganize, disrupt, disturb, skew, upset; alienate, estrangeAntonyms of conform 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 of conform acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, adjust, condition, adapt, doctor, edit, fashion, fit, put, shape, suit, tailorWords Related to conform 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 of conform misadjust

Synonym Discussion of conform

adapt, adjust, accommodate, conform, reconcile mean to bring one thing into correspondence with another. adapt implies a modification according to changing circumstances.
    • adapted themselves to the warmer climate
adjust suggests bringing into a close and exact correspondence or harmony such as exists between parts of a mechanism.
    • adjusted the budget to allow for inflation
accommodate may suggest yielding or compromising to effect a correspondence.
    • accommodated his political beliefs in order to win
conform applies to bringing into accordance with a pattern, example, or principle.
    • refused to conform to society's values
reconcile implies the demonstration of the underlying compatibility of things that seem to be incompatible.
    • tried to reconcile what he said with what I knew

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