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

v be similar, be in line with

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

v adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions

adapt, adjust
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readapt, readjust
adjust anew
adapt anew
become similar to one's environment
focalise, focalize, focus
become focussed or come into focus
acclimate, acclimatise, acclimatize
get used to a certain climate
be equal or harmonize
be obedient to
cause to match, as of ideas or acts
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
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undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

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