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 usual 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
  1. verb
    be similar, be in line with
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    Antonyms:
    depart, deviate, diverge, vary
    be at variance with; be out of line with
    types:
    scan
    conform to a metrical pattern
  2. verb
    adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
    synonyms: adapt, adjust
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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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