[ kuhm-pawrt, -pohrt ]
/ kəmˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt /

verb (used with object)

to bear or conduct (oneself); behave: He comported himself with dignity.

verb (used without object)

to be in agreement, harmony, or conformity (usually followed by with): His statement does not comport with the facts.


Obsolete. comportment.

Nearby words

  1. component of complement,
  2. componential analysis,
  3. componentry,
  4. compony,
  5. componé,
  6. comportance,
  7. comportment,
  8. compose,
  9. composed,
  10. composedly

Origin of comport

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


[ kom-pawrt, -pohrt ]
/ ˈkɒm pɔrt, -poʊrt /


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. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for comport


/ (kəmˈpɔːt) /


(tr) to conduct or bear (oneself) in a specified way
(intr foll by with) to agree (with); correspond (to)

Word Origin for comport

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

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Word Origin and History for comport



late 14c., from Old French comporter "endure, admit, behave" (13c.), from Latin comportare "to bring together, collect," from com- "together" (see com-) + portare "to carry" (see port (n.1)). Meaning "to agree with, suit" (with with) is from 1580s. Related: Comported; comporting.

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