conform to (something)

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conform to (something)

To follow or adhere to a particular set of rules, regulations, or norms. Please be advised that your construction project needs to conform to all building codes.
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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?
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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And whoever reads the life of Cyrus, written by Xenophon, will recognize afterwards in the life of Scipio how that imitation was his glory, and how in chastity, affability, humanity, and liberality Scipio conformed to those things which have been written of Cyrus by Xenophon.
He was one of those aboriginals of Canada who had partially conformed to the habits of civilization and the doctrines of Christianity, under the influence of the French colonists and the Catholic priests; who seem generally to have been more successful in conciliating, taming, and converting the savages, than their English and Protestant rivals.
Moreover, the elimination of the federal IRC section 199 domestic production activities deduction will also create a broader state tax base in those jurisdictions that conformed to it.
With this sign of the cross we are conformed to Christ, who gave his life to others, and who was obedient to God, even to a humiliating death.
We struggle between taking only what is pleasant and good about being a Christian and being conformed to Christ in a life that includes suffering and self-sacrifice.
When we are conformed to Christ in his suffering and death we are also conformed to Christ in his glory.
However, Congress legislatively reversed this decision, and California has conformed to this latter provision.
Wal-Mart I concluded that an accounting system would be considered "sound" if it conformed to the Sec.
The decisions in Wal-Mart, TC Memo 1997-1, and Kroger, TC Memo 1997-2, concluded that each company's use of estimates of inventory shrinkage conformed to the best accounting practice in the trade or business and clearly reflected income.