comport

1 [kuhm-pawrt, -pohrt]
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; Middle English < Middle French comporter < Latin comportāre to transport, equivalent to com- com- + portāre to port5


1. deport.
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comport

2 [kom-pawrt, -pohrt]
noun
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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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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comport
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
But it also has a lot to do with what he says and how he comports himself.
It fairly comports with the language of the regulation defining one-half support.
Moreover, she comports herself in a dignified and professional manner.
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