Many tourists are not so adept at conforming to America's very strict customs about standing in line, but are they really rude?
There would be, he said, an “anxiety that comes with not conforming to the ideological norm.”
Every person who does not know this will find it out in every attempt at not conforming or at changing this order of things.
They vacillate, conforming now to the interest of the wage-workers, now to the interest of the employers.
He seemed to have a tact beyond his years in discovering and conforming to the peculiarities of human character.
Let me illustrate what I mean by conforming to the standard.
The time during which he is on licence, and conforming to the conditions therein, counts as time served in the institution.
In forty-five departments we know that there were 13,426 conforming clergy.
Evidently life will frequently be saved by conforming to the later and higher stimulus, instead of to the earlier and lower.
They twisted about and wound in and out, conforming to the shape of the top of the hill.
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.