Word of the Day Archive
Thursday February 3, 2000
comport \kuhm-PAWRT, -POHRT\
1. to bear or conduct (oneself); behave: He comported himself with dignity.
2. to be in agreement, harmony, or conformity (usually followed by with): His statement does not comport with the facts.
Help me, O Lord, to comport myself as a man tomorrow in the day of battle.
-- Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls
I'll go to church morning, afternoon, and evening, and comport myself in such a godly sort that she shall regard me with admiration and sisterly love, as a brand plucked from the burning.
-- Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, 1848
Comport is derived from the Latin word comportāre which meant "to transport."