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Guideline vs. Conform

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Guidelinenoun

A non-specific rule or principle that provides direction to action or behaviour.

‘He considered the Ten Commandments more a guideline than a requirement.’;

Conformverb

}} To act in accordance with expectations; to behave in the manner of others, especially as a result of social pressure.

Guidelinenoun

A plan or explanation to guide one in setting standards or determining a course of action.

Conformverb

To be in accordance with a set of specifications or regulations, or with a policy or guideline.

Guidelinenoun

A light line, used in lettering, to help align the text.

Conformverb

(transitive) To make similar in form or nature; to make suitable for a purpose; to adapt.

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Guidelinenoun

a formal rule describing how a situation must be handled; - used as a direction to administrators from superiors.

Conformadjective

Of the same form; similar in import; conformable.

‘Care must be taken that the interpretation be every way conform to the analogy of faith.’;

Guidelinenoun

a light line that is used in lettering to help align the letters

Conformverb

To shape in accordance with; to make like; to bring into harmony or agreement with; - usually with to or unto.

‘Demand of them wherefore they conform not themselves unto the order of the church.’;

Guidelinenoun

a detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of action;

‘the president said he had a road map for normalizing relations with Vietnam’;

Conformverb

To be in accord or harmony; to comply; to be obedient; to submit; - with to or with.

‘A rule to which experience must conform.’;

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Guidelinenoun

a rule or principle that provides guidance to appropriate behavior

Conformverb

To comply with the usages of the Established Church; to be a conformist.

‘About two thousand ministers whose consciences did not suffer them to conform were driven from their benefices in a day.’;

Guideline

A guideline is a statement by which to determine a course of action. A guideline aims to streamline particular processes according to a set routine or sound practice.

Conformverb

be similar, be in line with

Conformverb

adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions;

‘We must adjust to the bad economic situation’;

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