[kuh m-pawrt, -pohrt]
- to bear or conduct (oneself); behave: He comported himself with dignity.
- to be in agreement, harmony, or conformity (usually followed by with): His statement does not comport with the facts.
- Obsolete. comportment.
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- a large English glass dish of the 18th century used for holding fruit or candy and having a wide, shallow top supported by heavy stem and foot; compote.
Origin of comport2
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Examples from the Web for comport
According to the court, any other interpretation did not comport with the well-established meaning of “continue.”Close Call for Native American Rights in Ruling on Baby Girl
June 26, 2013
He was a memorable teacher nonetheless, simply by providing himself as an example in how to comport yourself.Frank Hall, Coach Who Chased the Chardon High School Gunman, Is a Hero
February 29, 2012
And a truly bad ticker does not comport well with the stress of a presidential campaign.Scarborough for President
September 8, 2009
How was she to comport herself in the society of all these high and haughty dames?A Hungarian Nabob
This manner of speaking was new, and did not comport with the state or fortunes of the helmsman.An Eagle Flight
Comport thyself as I do bid thee and art a made man indeed.'Privy Seal
Ford Madox Ford
They would not comport with the present condition of things in the Church of God.Life and Times of David
Charles Henry Mackintosh
If it does not comport with the title of the bill, alter the latter.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)
Thomas Hart Benton
- (tr) to conduct or bear (oneself) in a specified way
- (intr foll by with) to agree (with); correspond (to)
C16: from Latin comportāre to bear, collect, from com- together + portāre to carry
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Word Origin and History for comport
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