comport with


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
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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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