1 [kuhm-pawrt, -pohrt]
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.

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

1. deport. Unabridged


2 [kom-pawrt, -pohrt]
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.

1765–75; alteration of French compotier a dish for compote; see -ier2 Unabridged
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comport (kəmˈpɔːt)
vb (foll by with)
1.  (tr) to conduct or bear (oneself) in a specified way
2.  to agree (with); correspond (to)
[C16: from Latin comportāre to bear, collect, from com- together + portāre to carry]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from M.Fr. comporter "endure, behave," from L. comportare "to bring together," from com- "together" + portare "to carry" (see port (1)). Meaning "to agree with, suit" (with with) is from 1589.
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Example sentences
They comport themselves with a beguiling blend of panache and precision.
For this reason, it is important that candidates comport themselves
However, this does not necessarily comport with what labour economists are
His post doesn't comport with the facts of the story.
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