(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
1. (following a model) conformity, conformance; conventionality, habit, custom, formality; agreement, compliance; uniformity, orthodoxy, homeostasis; acculturation, enculturation.
2. (model) object lesson, example, instance, specimen, sample, swatch; run of the mill or mine, rule, exemplification, case in point; pattern, prototype; mainstream, norm; master, master copy; benchmark, paradigm; role model; Procrustean bed; Main Street. See fashion.
3. (one who conforms) conformist, conventionalist, formalist; stickler, bookman; bourgeois; sheep, parrot; organization or yes-man; in-group.
1. (follow a model) conform, follow suit, be regular, run true to form; follow, go by, or observe the rules, go by the book; comply with, chime in with, fall in with; be guided by; follow the fashion or crowd, lend oneself to; assimilate, pass muster, come up to scratch, shape up; toe the mark or line, walk the chalk, play the game, not rock the boat, not make waves, do as others do, in Rome do as the Romans do; go or swim with the stream or current, keep in step.
2. (be a model) exemplify, be a model for, set the pace or fashion; stand on ceremony.
Adjectives — conformable; conforming, regular (see regularity); wellregulated, orderly; conventional, customary, ordinary, common, habitual, politically correct, P. C.; usual; typical, normal, nominal, formal, par for the course, all in a day's work; exemplary; canonical, orthodox, uniform (see rule). Informal, ticky-tacky.
Adverbs — conformably, by rule; agreeably to; in conformity with, in accordance with, in keeping with, in step; according to, consistent with, as usual; of course, as a matter of course; pro forma, for form's sake, by the book, according to rule, according to Hoyle; to scale; for example, for instance, for one [thing].
Phrases — do as I say, not as I do; what everybody says must be true.
Quotations — A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds (Emerson), Imitation lies at the root of most human actions (Anatole France).
Antonyms, see unconformity.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Similarity]
Syn. congruity, correspondence, resemblance; see conformation 1 , similarity .
2. [Obedience]
Syn. compliance, conventionality, conformism, lockstep; see docility .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. agreement correspondence, harmony, affinity, congruity, accord, likeness, similarity. ''The herd-fear.''—E. Stanley Jones.
2. compliance obedience, observance, assent, yielding, acquiescence, submission.
ANT.: 1. disagreement, incongruity, difference. 2. noncompliance, disobedience, rebellion
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The act or state of agreeing or conforming: accordance, agreement, chime, conformance, conformation, congruence, congruity, correspondence, harmonization, harmony, keeping. See AGREE.

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