conform

To conform means to adapt to fit in with new conditions. So if you travel to Morocco, you should conform to the local custom and adjust your usually skin-bearing wardrobe to one that is more modest.

Sometimes conform gets a bad rap, carrying with it the sense of compromising one’s individuality to fit in or please others. But take note that it doesn’t always have to carry such a negative charge. For example, the manager of a factory that produces bouncy balls would want each ball that came off his conveyor belts to conform to a high standard of durability, bounciness, and roundness.

DEFINITIONS OF: conform

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v be similar, be in line with

Antonyms:
depart, deviate, diverge, vary
be at variance with; be out of line with
Types:
scan
conform to a metrical pattern

v adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions

Synonyms:
adapt, adjust
Types:
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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
acculturate
assimilate culturally
abide by, comply, follow
act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes
take orders
receive and be expected to follow directions or commands
heed, listen, mind
pay close attention to; give heed to
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
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