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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Conform


CONFORM, adjective [Latin , form.] Made to resemble; assuming the same form; like; resembling. [Little used.]

CONFORM, verb transitive [Latin , to form, or shape, form.]

1. To make like, in external appearance; to reduce to a like shape, or form, with something else; with to; as, to conform any thing to a model.

2. More generally, to reduce to a likeness or correspondence in manners, opinions or moral qualities.

For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his son. Romans 8:29.

Be not conformed to this world. Romans 12:2.

3. To make agreeable to; to square with a rule or directory.

Demand of them why they conform not themselves to the order of the church?

CONFORM, verb intransitive

1. To comply with or yield to; to live or act according to; as, to conform to the fashion or to custom.

2. To comply with; to obey; as, to conform to the laws of the state.