82. Conformity.

82. Conformity.NOUN. {opp. 83} conformity, conformance; observance; habituation; naturalization; conventionality &c. (custom) 613; agreement &c. 23. example, instance, specimen, sample, quotation; exemplification, illustration, case in point; object lesson; elucidation.

standard, model, pattern &c. (prototype) 22.

rule, nature, principle; law; order of things; normal state, natural state, ordinary state, model state, normal condition, natural condition, ordinary condition, model condition; standing dish, standing order; Procrustean law; law of the Medes and Persians; hard and fast rule.

VERB. conform to, conform to rule; accommodate oneself to, adapt oneself to; rub off corners.

be regular &c. adj.; move in a groove; follow observe the rules, go by the rules, bend to the rules, obey the rules, obey the precedents; comply with, tally with, chime in with, fall in with; be guided by, be regulated by; fall into a custom, fall into a usage; follow the fashion, follow the crowd, follow the multitude; pass muster, do as others do, hurler avec les loups [Fr.]; stand on ceremony; when in Rome do as the Romans do; go with the stream, go with the flow, swim with the stream, swim with the current, swim with the tide, blow with the wind; stick to the beaten track &c. (habit) 613; keep one in countenance.

exemplify, illustrate, cite, quote, quote precedent, quote authority, appeal to authority, put a case; produce an instance &c. n.; elucidate, explain.

ADJ. conformable to rule; regular &c. 136; according to regulation, according to rule, according to Hoyle, according to Cocker, according to Gunter; en règle [Fr.], selon les règles [Fr.], well regulated, orderly; symmetric &c. 242.

conventional &c. (customary) 613; of daily occurrence, of everyday occurrence; in the natural order of things; ordinary, common &c. (commonality) 876; habitual, usual, everyday, workaday.

in the order of the day; naturalized.

typical, normal, nominal, formal; canonical, orthodox, sound, strict, rigid, positive, uncompromising, Procrustean.

secundum artem [Lat.], shipshape, technical; exemplary, illustrative, in point.

ADV. conformably &c. adj.; by rule; agreeably to; in conformity with, in accordance with, in keeping with; according to; consistently with; as usual, ad instar [Lat.], instar omnium [Lat.]; more solito [Lat.], more-majorum[Lat.].

for the sake of conformity; as a matter of course, of course; pro formâ [Lat.]; for form’s sake, by the card.

invariably, &c. (uniformly) 16.

for example, exempli gratiâ [Lat.], e. g.; inter alia [Lat.], among other things; for instance.

PHR. Cela va sans dire. [Fr.] {“It goes without saying.” }.

Ex pede Herculem. [Lat.] {Herodotus—Bk. IV. Sec. LXXXII. Plutarch. As quoted by Aulus Gellius—1. Diogenes. V. 15. “From the feet, Hercules.” }.

Noscitur à sociis. [Lat.] {“He is known by his companions; he is known by the company he keeps.” }.

“The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.” {Ralph Waldo Emerson—Essays. First Series. Self-Reliance.}.

Ex quovis ligno non fit Mercurius. [Lat.] {Horace—also quoted by Appuleius as a saying of Pythagoras. “A Mercury is not to be made out of any block of wood.” }.

Ne e quovis ligno Mercurius fiat. {Erasmus“Not every wood is fit for a statue of Mercury.” }.

Vivendi disciplina. [Lat.] {Cicero“A rule to live by.” }.

Subjiciunt se imperio alterius. [Lat.] {Cicero“They make themselves subject to the rule of another.” }.

“They are happy men, whose natures sort with their vocations; otherwise they may say, multum incola fuit anima mea; when they converse in those things, they do not affect.” {Francis Bacon—Of Nature In Men. }.

Quien no va á carava, no sabe nada. [Sp.] {Proverb“He who does not mix with the crowd knows nothing.” }.

Manda o amo ao moço, o moço ao gato, e o gato ao rabo. [Por.] {Proverb“The master orders the man, the man orders the cat, and the cat orders her tail.” }.

“The nail that sticks up will get hammered down.” {Japanese saying}.

“Stick your neck out and it may get cut off.”


Roget’s Thesaurus 1911. Compiled, edited and supplemented by Nicholas Shea. Dev version 1.7.9b Compiled on: 19 January 2022 at 05:16:38
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