comport with

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To conduct oneself in a specified way:
phrasal verb
comport with
To be compatible or in correspondence:
Informal: jibe.
Archaic: quadrate.
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Nor did it precisely comport with my preconceived ideas of the dignity of divine messengers," remarked Professor Porter, "when the--ah--gentleman tied two highly respectable and erudite scholars neck to neck and dragged them through the jungle as though they had been cows.
Now, I think it would not be wise to show any undue solicitude to meet him, and I would employ you, an officer of rank, as my substitute; for it would but ill comport with the honor of Scotland to let it be said one of her gentlemen was outdone in civility by a native of any other country on earth.
Her person was of the smallest size that is believed to comport with beauty, and which poets and artists have chosen as the beau ideal of feminine loveliness.
KUWAIT, Oct 24 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti club for winter sports said it made changes to its charter to comport with the country's laws, during an extraordinary meeting of the club's general assembly on Saturday.
The continuation of the status quo is an unsustainable policy, and does not comport with American values to respect and defend human dignity.
Reports about a possible Russian intervention in Crimea have caused "deep concern" in the US and do not comport with Russia's stated intentions to respect Ukraine's territorial integrity, he said.
Google said that while video clips from Innocence of Muslims did not violate YouTube community guidelines, it restricted views in several countries to comport with local laws and temporarily blocked it in Egypt and Libya.
As such, the Court finds that the monument displaying the Ten Commandments is government speech and must comport with the Establishment Clause.
The office wants to alter the form to comport with new regulations governing the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program.
Rather than changing its gambling laws so they comport with its trade commitments, the U.
A psychologist by training, Taffinder aims to dig deep into not just what people do right or wrong, but how elements such as body language can send messages that don't comport with what is being said.
The modern-looking vertebrae at Dmanisi, remarks David Frayer of the University of Kansas in Lawrence, comport with earlier fossil-skull studies indicating that early Homo possessed a speech-ready vocal tract.