[ kuhm-pawrt, -pohrt ]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to bear or conduct (oneself); behave: He comported himself with dignity.

verb (used without object)
  1. to be in agreement, harmony, or conformity (usually followed by with): His statement does not comport with the facts.

  1. Obsolete. comportment.

Origin of comport

1350–1400; Middle English <Middle French comporter<Latin comportāre to transport, equivalent to com-com- + portāre to port5

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[ kom-pawrt, -pohrt ]

  1. 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 comport

1765–75; alteration of French compotier a dish for compote; see -ier2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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British Dictionary definitions for comport


/ (kəmˈpɔːt) /

  1. (tr) to conduct or bear (oneself) in a specified way

  2. (intr foll by with) to agree (with); correspond (to)

Origin of comport

C16: from Latin comportāre to bear, collect, from com- together + portāre to carry

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