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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Name such a sum as will comport with your own ideas."
"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."
"Most probable pricing" may not reflect market value when prospective marketing terms or sales do not comport with the definition in its entirety, such as with undue motivation or restrictive marketing terms often associated with distressed sales.
Chris Christie vetoed the bill last year because it didn't"comport with the sensibilities and, in some cases, the religious customs, of the people of this state."<br />Advocates have pushed for Maryland, which has a minimum marriage age of 18 with exceptions requiring pregnancy or parental permission for 16- and 17-year-olds and both for 15-year-olds, to eliminate those exceptions.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the agency would begin a notice and comment rulemaking to set more "appropriate GHG emissions standards and Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards," stating previous standards were set "too high," and didn't "comport with reality." Furthermore, Pruitt announced the start of a joint process with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to develop a notice and comment rulemaking to set more appropriate GHG emissions standards and CAFE standards.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said earlier this month that a 2017 Obama administration determination that rules calling for auto makers to cut emissions enough so vehicles sold average more than 50 miles a gallon by 2025 "didn't comport with reality." Publicly traded companies in the space include Daimler AG (DDAIF), Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Honda (HMC), Nissan (NSANY), Toyota (TM) and Volkswagen (VLKAY).
She assists clients in developing and implementing estate plans that comport with their financial goals and personal wishes.
Democratic congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi of Schaumburg issued a statement saying: "The president's comments about other countries neither comport with the dignity of the presidency, nor do they comport with the goodness of America and the majority of Americans in their positive views toward immigrants and other countries.
Pezzullo, who also testified in favor of the proposition that the proposed solar arrays would comport with the Comprehensive Plan, Licht said.
The hope is to determine what the role of female deacons in the modern church would be, and how that role would comport with the church's sacramental character.
Latitude Technologies has been in developing and implementing Internet and EDI services that meet the needs of the energy marketplace and comport with the requirements of the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).