What is another word for conforms?

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[ kənfˈɔːmz], [ kənfˈɔːmz], [ k_ə_n_f_ˈɔː_m_z]

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How to use "Conforms" in context?

Conforms is a word derived from the Latin word for "to fit." In the context of linguistics, it refers to the phenomena whereby language users unconsciously conform their speech to the dialect of their social surroundings. There are a number of reasons why people conform their speech. Some do it to fit in with the group or to avoid making any waves. Other times, conformity is due to lack of awareness or understanding of the rules of a particular dialect. Whatever the reason, when people conform their speech, it can have a number of implications. For one, it can affect communication between people from different linguistic backgrounds.

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