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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 with (something)

To adhere to a specific plan or directions. The playhouse you built can't possibly conform with the instructions—the foundation's all lopsided!
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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, to

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.
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The researchers conclude that the effects of Federal Reserve mortgage purchases were strongest in the conforming loan market, where they were "effective at inducing new debt origination and cheaper monthly payments for households." However, the limited spillovers from QE1 suggest that because of strong segmentation when the banking sector is in distress, asset purchase programs primarily affect the market segments in which these purchases occur.
Redwood's conforming business activities utilize less than five percent of the company's capital, while its investment portfolio, which utilizes 85 percent of the company's capital base, continues to exhibit strong credit performance and remains a steady and growing source of income.
Why were interest rates on conforming mortgages eligible for agency MBS securitization relatively more stable during the financial crisis?
In this case, the number equates to those youths who are not heterosexual and gender conforming. Adding the number of LGB youths who are gender conforming, the number of LGB youths who are gender non-conforming, and the number of heterosexual youths who are gender non-conforming, we find that fifteen percent of youths can be categorized as LGB or gender non-conforming.
The full workout demonstrating the inability to earn a reasonable return from conforming or complying development, required by the second condition, must be accompanied by an additional workout demonstrating how the proposed project will perform after the granting of a variance.
Because jumbo loans are bought and sold on a much smaller scale, they often have a little higher interest rate than conforming loans, but the spread between the two varies with the economy.
Theorem 1 There exists a Hamiltonian path for any conforming triangular grid that contains no local cut vertices.
The court disallowed Dundra's exemptions because he had not attached form 8332 or a statement conforming to its substance to his return and allowed Cramer the exemptions.
This new edition has been updated with conforming changes including SSAEs Nos.
"English Calvinist conformists like George Herbert and John Donne certainly believed in outward compliance to their church's rites and forms," Doerksen admits, though he adds, "what we must notice is that they cared even more about conforming to the Word" (27).
TEI believes that the professional training and experience of our members enables the Institute to bring an important, and balanced, perspective to the issues such as the deadlines for submitting information returns and other information to the Department of Taxation and, more generally, the efficacy of the States' conforming their filing requirements to those imposed for federal tax purposes by the Internal Revenue Code.
These are referred to in billboard parlance as conforming billboards" because they conform to the federal transportation code.
It's here that the ISO 9000 Series quality standard, established by the International Organization for Standardization in Geneva, Switzerland, can benefit plastics processors, offering the assurance that a resin producer is conforming to at least basic principles of internationally accepted quality management.
The average 30-year fixed conforming annual percercentage rate (APR) increased 0.039 percent to 3.575 percent.