"Thomas" == Thomas Jacob
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Thu, 15 Mar 2007 16:46:33 +0100
>> BTW don't we want to read "comply" where "conform" is written
>> ... there are currently two library implementations that are
>> known to _fully conform_ to the final SPFv1 specification (RFC
Thomas> I'm trying to understand the difference between "comply"
Thomas> and "fully conform" in this context (my native language
Thomas> not being English), could you please shed some light on
The first definition given by my American Heritage Dictionary (1st
Ed) for each of these words differ:
1. To act in accordance with a command, request, rule, wish, or
the like. Used with _with_.
1. To come to have the same form or character.
Indeed, _conform_ has a secondary meaning, "to act or be in accord or
agreement; to comply." That is however only a secondary meaning.
Many may agree that _comply_ has a much stronger connotation of
constraint or compulsion. AFIK, in well edited contemporary
writing, we normally see compliance with standards but seldom if ever
Like standards, dictionaries are wonderful in that there are many from
which to choose:
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One entry found for comply.
Main Entry: com·ply
Function: intransitive verb
Inflected Form(s): com·plied; com·ply·ing
Etymology: Italian complire, from Spanish cumplir to complete, perform
what is due, be courteous, modification of Latin complEre to complete
1 obsolete : to be ceremoniously courteous
2 : to conform, submit, or adapt (as to a regulation or to another's
wishes) as required or requested <comply with federal law> <the
devices comply with industry standards>
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One entry found for conform.
Main Entry: con·form
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French conformer, from Latin
conformare, from com- + formare to form, from forma form
transitive verb : to give the same shape, outline, or contour to :
bring into harmony or accord <conform furrows to the slope of the
1 : to be similar or identical; also : to be in agreement or harmony
-- used with to or with <changes that conform with our plans>
2 a : to be obedient or compliant -- usually used with to <conform to
another's wishes> b : to act in accordance with prevailing standards
or customs <the pressure to conform>
synonym see ADAPT
- con·form·er noun
- con·form·ism /-'for-"mi-z&m/ noun
- con·form·ist /-mist/ noun or adjective
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com·ply Pronunciation (km-pl)
intr.v. com·plied, com·ply·ing, com·plies
1. To act in accordance with another's command, request, rule, or
wish: The patient complied with the physician's orders.
2. Obsolete To be courteous or obedient.
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con·form Pronunciation (kn-fôrm)
v. con·formed, con·form·ing, con·forms
1. To correspond in form or character; be similar.
2. To act or be in accord or agreement; comply: a computer that
conforms to the manufacturer's advertising claims. See Synonyms at
3. To act in accordance with current customs or modes. See Synonyms at
To bring into agreement or correspondence; make similar.
 Now in the 4th Edition at <http://tinyurl.com/yvs5cb>.
 Except in English History with reference to conformity and the
Church of England.
 See also: <http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/en:comply> and
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