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com·port

 (kəm-pôrt′)
v. com·port·ed, com·port·ing, com·ports
v.tr.
To conduct or behave (oneself) in a particular manner: Comport yourself with dignity.
v.intr.
To agree, correspond, or harmonize: a foreign policy that comports with the principles of democracy.

[Middle English comporten, from Old French comporter, to conduct, from Latin comportāre, to bring together : com-, com- + portāre, to carry; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

comport

(kəmˈpɔːt)
vb
1. (tr) to conduct or bear (oneself) in a specified way
2. (foll by: with) to agree (with); correspond (to)
[C16: from Latin comportāre to bear, collect, from com- together + portāre to carry]

com•port

(kəmˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt)

v.t.
1. to bear or conduct (oneself); behave: to comport oneself with dignity.
v.i.
2. to be in agreement, harmony, or conformity (usu. followed by with): to comport with the facts.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French comporter < Latin comportāre to transport =com- com- + portāre to port5]

comport


Past participle: comported
Gerund: comporting

Imperative
comport
comport
Present
I comport
you comport
he/she/it comports
we comport
you comport
they comport
Preterite
I comported
you comported
he/she/it comported
we comported
you comported
they comported
Present Continuous
I am comporting
you are comporting
he/she/it is comporting
we are comporting
you are comporting
they are comporting
Present Perfect
I have comported
you have comported
he/she/it has comported
we have comported
you have comported
they have comported
Past Continuous
I was comporting
you were comporting
he/she/it was comporting
we were comporting
you were comporting
they were comporting
Past Perfect
I had comported
you had comported
he/she/it had comported
we had comported
you had comported
they had comported
Future
I will comport
you will comport
he/she/it will comport
we will comport
you will comport
they will comport
Future Perfect
I will have comported
you will have comported
he/she/it will have comported
we will have comported
you will have comported
they will have comported
Future Continuous
I will be comporting
you will be comporting
he/she/it will be comporting
we will be comporting
you will be comporting
they will be comporting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been comporting
you have been comporting
he/she/it has been comporting
we have been comporting
you have been comporting
they have been comporting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been comporting
you will have been comporting
he/she/it will have been comporting
we will have been comporting
you will have been comporting
they will have been comporting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been comporting
you had been comporting
he/she/it had been comporting
we had been comporting
you had been comporting
they had been comporting
Conditional
I would comport
you would comport
he/she/it would comport
we would comport
you would comport
they would comport
Past Conditional
I would have comported
you would have comported
he/she/it would have comported
we would have comported
you would have comported
they would have comported

Comport

A dish with a stem and a foot. Commonly used for holding fruit or jelly.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.comport - behave well or properlycomport - behave well or properly; "The children must learn to behave"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
walk - live or behave in a specified manner; "walk in sadness"
assert oneself - put oneself forward in an assertive and insistent manner
remember oneself - recover one's good manners after a lapse or stop behaving badly; "Please remember yourself, Charles!"
2.comport - behave in a certain mannercomport - behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
carry, bear, hold - support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"
fluster - be flustered; behave in a confused manner
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
put forward, assert - insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized; "Women should assert themselves more!"
deal - behave in a certain way towards others; "He deals fairly with his employees"
walk around - behave in a certain manner or have certain properties; "He walks around with his nose in the air"; "She walks around with this strange boyfriend"
posture, pose - behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others; "Don't pay any attention to him--he is always posing to impress his peers!"; "She postured and made a total fool of herself"

comport

verb
comport with something (Formal) suit, fit, agree with, coincide with, accord with, square with, be appropriate to, correspond with, tally with, harmonize with This conclusion does not comport with my opinion.
comport yourself (Formal) behave yourself, act, carry yourself, bear yourself, conduct yourself, acquit yourself He comports himself with great dignity.

comport

verb
To conduct oneself in a specified way:
phrasal verb
comport with
To be compatible or in correspondence:
Informal: jibe.
Archaic: quadrate.
Translations

comport

[kəmˈpɔːt] (frm)
A. VI to comport withconcordar con
B. VT to comport o.scomportarse

comport

(form)
vrsich verhalten
vi to comport withsich vereinbaren lassen mit
References in classic literature ?
Had a man seen old Roger Chillingworth, at that moment of his ecstasy, he would have had no need to ask how Satan comports himself when a precious human soul is lost to heaven, and won into his kingdom.
The first comports with, the last violates, the fundamental principles of good government; and, whatever may be the forms of the Constitution, unites all power in the same hands.
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.
They tell me thou dost govern as if thou wert a man, and art a man as if thou wert a beast, so great is the humility wherewith thou dost comport thyself.
In a word, to comport oneself with perfect propriety in Polygonal society, one ought to be a Polygon oneself.
In the first place, I was greatly ashamed of my appearance (a glance into a mirror on the right had frightened me with the reflection of myself that it presented), and, in the second place, I had always been accustomed to comport myself as though no such person as I existed.
We will see how they comport themselves under their present trials ere we burden them with greater.
With a vague alarmed sense that she must somehow comport herself differently, she hastened her step a little towards the far deal table, where she might set down her cans--caught her foot in her apron, which had become untied, and fell with a crash and a splash into a pool of beer; whereupon a tittering explosion from Marty and Tommy, and a serious "Ello
It is always possible to comport oneself with dignity.
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.
He learned to eat and dress and generally comport himself after the manner of civilized man; but through it all he remained himself, not unduly reverential nor considerative, and never hesitating to stride rough-shod over any soft-faced convention if it got in his way and the provocation were great enough.
And most important of all, far down and yet always at the surface of his thought, was the problem of how he should comport himself toward these persons.