EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONFORMING
She conformed beautifully, but you would have felt she understood your not conforming.
They vacillate, conforming now to the interest of the wage-workers, now to the interest of the employers.
Shakespeare is blamed for not conforming to standards unknown to his generation.
Let me illustrate what I mean by conforming to the standard.
In forty-five departments we know that there were 13,426 conforming clergy.
Why are you not conforming with their amiable peculiarities?'
They twisted about and wound in and out, conforming to the shape of the top of the hill.
The right is found in conforming to the requirements which they develop and impose.
She may be less capable of erecting ideals and conforming her conduct to them.
Conforming to the truest of principles he raised his work by getting under it.
mid-14c., confourmen, from Old French conformer "conform (to), agree (to), make or be similar, be agreeable" (13c.), from Latin conformare "to fashion, to form, to shape; educate; modify," from com- "together" (see com-) + formare "to form" (see form (v.)).
Sense of "to comply with the usages of the Church of England" is from 1610s; hence conformist (1630s), opposed to non-conformist or dissenter. Related: Conformance; conformed; conforming.