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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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6% If the action conforms to my social group's norms (my family and friends), then it is right.
11% If the action conforms to my national culture's norms (my country and its laws), then it is right.
In responding to surveys and practitioner letters, the DOR has indicated that, because the state conforms to the IRC, it also conforms to the FCBRs.
Effective May 27, 1997, the state permits SMLLCs.(10) Although the DOR Services has not publicly announced its position regarding the FCBRs, in response to a survey, it indicated that the state conforms to the Federal rules for both single- and multi-member LLCs.
In response to a survey, the Idaho State Tax Commission indicated that the state conforms to the FCBRs for both single- and multi-member LLCs.
In response to a survey, the DOR indicated that Indiana conforms to the FCBRs for both single- and multi-member LLCs.
In addition, it has indicated in response to a survey that Michigan conforms to the FCBRs for both single-and multi-member LLCs.
Since the inception of its LLC statute, Mississippi has classified an LLC for state tax purposes in the same manner as it is classified for Federal income tax purposes.(25) Although the Mississippi State Tax Commission has not publicly announced its position regarding the check-the-box regulations, in response to a survey it has indicated that the state conforms to the Federal rules for both single- and multi-member LLCs.
Although the Revenue Department has not publicly announced its position regarding the check-the-box regulations, it has indicated that the state conforms to the FCBRs for both single- and multi-member LLCs.
Davis signed two bills that conform to some, but not all, of the changes in the 2001 federal tax act.
States that have automatically conformed now face a lot of red ink because of the 2002 IRC changes.
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.
Until then, the bill, which will conform California to federal legislation, had sailed through its hearings unopposed.