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conform to something

to agree with or behave within guidelines or regulations. I hope that your policies will conform to our guidelines. Does my casual dress conform to your regulations?
See also: conform

conform with something

to match or agree with a model, plan, or set of specifications. (Compare this with conform to something.) Does this part conform with the specifications? This one conforms with them quite well.
See also: conform
References in classic literature ?
In regard to this project of marriage for me, I will tell you, dear sweet friend, that I look on marriage as a divine institution to which we must conform.
At a very early period she had apprehended instinctively the dual life--that outward existence which conforms, the inward life which questions.
A minority is powerless while it conforms to the majority; it is not even a minority then; but it is irresistible when it clogs by its whole weight.
The book-conformity requirement does not require a corporation to close and conform books and records that must be maintained for foreign-law purposes on the basis of a different tax year.
California does not conform to these federal provisions for personal income tax purposes:
I have taken the decision," Bison told the press decisively, "that Iesolo should conform to European norms.
In general, states either automatically conform to the IRC or affirmatively adopt it as of a specific date, to include recent Federal changes.
Under Notice 2003-67, brokers who, in the normal course of a trade or business, engage in securities-lending transactions, short sales or other similar transactions for customers, are expected to immediately undertake action to conform their information-reporting systems to the JGTRRA.
California businesses will not be able to conform to the following:
Partnerships formed before that date can elect to change their partnership year to conform to the final regulations.
California only conforms by statutory enactment, it does not conform automatically.
Approximately 20 states have tax laws that automatically conform to Code changes.
Until then, the bill, which will conform California to federal legislation, had sailed through its hearings unopposed.
471-2(d) states that, when a taxpayer maintains book inventories in accordance with a "sound accounting system," the net value of the inventory will be deemed to be its cost as long as the book inventories are "verified by physical inventories at reasonable intervals and adjusted to conform therewith.