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comport1

[kuh m-pawrt, -pohrt] /kəmˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to bear or conduct (oneself); behave:
He comported himself with dignity.
verb (used without object)
2.
to be in agreement, harmony, or conformity (usually followed by with):
His statement does not comport with the facts.
noun
3.
Obsolete, comportment.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French comporter < Latin comportāre to transport, equivalent to com- com- + portāre to port5
Synonyms
1. deport.

comport2

[kom-pawrt, -pohrt] /ˈkɒm pɔrt, -poʊrt/
noun
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
1765-75; alteration of French compotier a dish for compote; see -ier2
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  • They comport themselves with a beguiling blend of panache and precision.
  • For this reason, it is important that candidates comport themselves reciprocally.
  • However, this does not necessarily comport with what labour economists are finding.
  • His post doesn't comport with the facts of the story.
  • Authority is as much in how you comport yourself as it is in what you actually say.
  • It is instead a much broader attempt to realign facts to comport with ideology.
  • One of the things you learn in law school is that a trial, to comport with due process, must have dignity.
  • And it's true that he sometimes comes to conclusions that don't seem to comport with his own political or social beliefs.
  • It goes almost without saying that the historical reality and the political caricature do not comport with one another.
  • Popular culture should comport itself with some sense of responsibility and taste.
British Dictionary definitions for comport

comport

/kəmˈpɔːt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to conduct or bear (oneself) in a specified way
2.
(intransitive) foll by with. to agree (with); correspond (to)
Word Origin
C16: from Latin comportāre to bear, collect, from com- together + portāre to carry
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Word Origin and History for comport
v.

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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