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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?
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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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References in classic literature ?
Yes, but we are not to conform to nature; I wish these girls to be the children of Grace: and why that abundance?
Really, all you have related to me is exceedingly interesting," said Monte Cristo, observing the young man with a gloomy satisfaction; "and you have done well to conform in everything to the wishes of my friend Sinbad; for your father is indeed here, and is seeking you.
Here they come under some restrictions; they have to conform to the ordinary rules for trapping, and to submit to such restraints, and to take part in such general duties, as are established for the good order and safety of the camp.
Many moons ago, when he had been much smaller, he had desired the skin of Sabor, the lioness, or Numa, the lion, or Sheeta, the leopard to cover his hairless body that he might no longer resemble hideous Histah, the snake; but now he was proud of his sleek skin for it betokened his descent from a mighty race, and the conflicting desires to go naked in prideful proof of his ancestry, or to conform to the customs of his own kind and wear hideous and uncomfortable apparel found first one and then the other in the ascendency.
Let us try to conform to them and follow them, and let us be persuaded that the less we let our feeble human minds roam, the better we shall please God, who rejects all knowledge that does not come from Him; and the less we seek to fathom what He has been pleased to conceal from us, the sooner will He vouchsafe its revelation to us through His divine Spirit.
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.
But Heine at once showed me that this ideal of literature was false; that the life of literature was from the springs of the best common speech and that the nearer it could be made to conform, in voice, look and gait, to graceful, easy, picturesque and humorous or impassioned talk, the better it was.
They would expect him to conform to their type, to learn to speak their jargon, to think with their puny brains and to see with their short-sighted eyes.
Don't presume to imagine yourselves his superior because he does not conform to your pygmy standard of life.
By this Act all the severe laws against those who did not conform to the Church of England were done away with, and, in consequence, Bunyan was set free.
And as for the words, there surely be no difference words between words which are and which are not set to music; both will conform to the same laws, and these have been already determined by us?
Or is the same control to be extended to other artists, and are they also to be prohibited from exhibiting the opposite forms of vice and intemperance and meanness and indecency in sculpture and building and the other creative arts; and is he who cannot conform to this rule of ours to be prevented from practising his art in our State, lest the taste of our citizens be corrupted by him?
I assume that a salary is the price paid for a commodity, and it ought to conform with the law of supply and demand.
There were three officers of Tippoo's household, strangers to the rest, who had won their master's confidence by conforming, or appearing to conform, to the Mussulman faith; and to those three men report pointed as the three priests in disguise.