To accept values and ideas, regardless of wether you agree with them, in order to follow the crowd, giving the conformist an illusion of brotherhood.

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by Anonymous July 31, 2003
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To do something everyone else is doing, just because everyone else is doing it. See conformist
Some dude: Look, I'm going to jump off this bridge! Everyone is! Even Betty! C'mon Jeff, join us!

Jeff the Conformist: Well since everyone else is, I s'pose I will too!
by Diana Stephens October 31, 2004
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To do something just because someone else or a group of people are doing it

Most gothic teenagers don't want to conform but end up doing so by dressing all the same.
when a group of people dress the same that is conforming
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To be apart of ANY form of group/culture/community
Social undesirables tend to conform to alternative subcultures.
by Disgruntled Winnipeger August 31, 2005
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(n.) 1. To act like a human. 2. To not follow Dodge's advice.
"Why do you conform?" "becuz it izz kewl!"
by Razukin December 01, 2002
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The tendency for all human beings to atttempt to belong to a group of people, by any means necessary, in order to feel secure and wanted. Conformity is displayed particularly well by weak-minded individuals who fear loneliness, and when alone feel too afraid to stand up for themselves. Conformity is allowing anything other than your own true desires to influence your decision making. Conformity is what separates the true individuals, who are oppressed and hated, from everybody else.
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Conformity is the act of 'blending in with the crowd' or emulating the actions of another individual, group, or belief system. Conformity can be linked to a fear of rejection or the presence of apathy in a person.

For instance, in a school-system, different social sects will conform to a certain style of clothing or behavior in order to fit in with a certain group. Conformity is also a part of conversation. In our daily lives, we will consistently conform to the opinions and ideas of other people. Conforming to the idea of another doesn't necessarily mean agreeing with something they say that you don't believe in, but it can be, and this is where the negative side of conformity comes from.

In conversational conformity, one can sit back and watch while someone they like/befriended is being attacked or even join in. This example of negative conformity is often found in schools and in the workplace. The desire for acceptance drives people to offer negative information about another person in order to fuel their conversational counterpart's drive for drama.
Conformity

"Isn't that Jenny just a skank?" -Breann
"I know! I've heard so much crap about her. Let me tell you." -Leah

"I'm going to the game tomorrow, but my folks are going to Church. You going to the game?" -Joseph
"Of course, if you're going. I'd just have to skip Church." -Ben

Nonconformity
"Isn't that Jenny just a skank?" -Breann
"I like Jenny, and Jenny is my friend." -Leah

"I'm going to the game tomorrow, but my folks are going to Church. You going to the game?" -Joseph
"Nah, man. My parents are making me go to Church, but even if they weren't, I'd still go anyway. I like Church." -Ben
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