Definition of Conforming in English :

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Conforming meaning in English

Meaning of Conforming in English

Pronunciation of Conforming in English

Conforming pronunciation in English

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1. conforming, conformist

adhering to established customs or doctrines (especially in religion)

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of conforming
1. (intransitive; usually foll by to)
to comply in actions, behaviour, etc, with accepted standards or norms
2. (intransitive; usually foll by with)
to be in accordance; fit in
he conforms with my idea of a teacher
to make or become similar in character or form
4. (intransitive)
to comply with the practices of an established church, esp the Church of England
5. (transitive)
to bring (oneself, ideas, etc) into harmony or agreement

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verb transitive
to make the same or similar
to conform one's idea to another's
to bring into harmony or agreement; adapt
often used reflexively
verb intransitive
to be or become the same or similar
to be in accord or agreement
the house conforms to specifications
to behave in a conventional way, esp. in accepting without question customs, traditions, prevailing opinion, etc.
6.  English
to adhere to the practices of the Anglican Church

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see synonyms of conforming
v. con·formed, con·form·ing, con·forms
a. To be or act in accord with a set of standards, expectations, or specifications: a computer that conforms with the manufacturer's advertising claims; students learning to conform to school safety rules. See Synonyms at correspond.
b. To act, often unquestioningly, in accordance with traditional customs or prevailing standards: "Our table manners ... change from time to time, but the changes are not reasoned out; we merely notice and conform" (Mark Twain).
2. To be similar in form or pattern: a windy road that conforms to the coastline; a shirt that conforms to different body shapes.
To bring into accord or agreement; cause to correspond or comply: "a woman who has conformed herself to the male-designed image of virtuous widowhood so that she can live in peace" (Jennifer Panek). See Synonyms at adapt.

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