Comport Com*port", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Comported}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Comporting}.] [F. comporter, LL. comportare, fr.L. comportare to bring together; com- + portare to carry. See {Port demeanor}.] 1. To bear or endure; to put up (with); as, to comport with an injury. [Obs.] --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

2. To agree; to accord; to suit; -- sometimes followed by with. [1913 Webster]

How ill this dullness doth comport with greatness. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

How their behavior herein comported with the institution. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

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  • Comport — Com port (?, formerly ?), n. [Cf. OF. comport.] Manner of acting; behavior; conduct; deportment. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I knew them well, and marked their rude comport. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Comport — Com*port , v. t. 1. To bear; to endure; to brook; to put with. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The malcontented sort That never can the present state comport. Daniel. [1913 Webster] 2. To carry; to conduct; with a reflexive pronoun. [1913 Webster] Observe… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • comport — ► VERB (comport oneself) formal ▪ conduct oneself; behave. ORIGIN Latin comportare, from portare carry, bear …   English terms dictionary

  • comport — I (agree with) verb accord with, attune, be accordant, be applicable, be apposite, be appropriate, be apt, be consistent, be consonant, be in accordance with, be in keeping, be in tune with, be suitable, become, befit, belong, chime in with,… …   Law dictionary

  • comport — (v.) late 14c., from M.Fr. comporter endure, admit, behave (13c.), from L. comportare to bring together, collect, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + portare to carry (see PORT (Cf. port) (1)). Meaning to agree with, suit (with with …   Etymology dictionary

  • comport — acquit, quit, demean, *behave, conduct, deport …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • comport — [kəm pôrt′] vt. [ME comporten < OFr comporter, to allow, admit of < L comportare, to bring together < com , together + portare, carry: see FARE] to behave or conduct (oneself) in a specified manner vi. to agree or accord (with) SYN.… …   English World dictionary

  • comport — v. (formal) (P; refl.) to comport oneself with dignity; to comport oneself well * * * [ kɒmpɔːt] to comport oneself well (formal) (P; refl.) to comport oneself with dignity …   Combinatory dictionary

  • comport — com|port [kəmˈpo:t US ˈpo:rt] v formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: comporter to carry, lead , from Latin comportare to bring together , from com ( COM ) + portare to carry ] comport yourself to behave in a particular way ▪ He… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • comport — UK [kəmˈpɔː(r)t] / US [kəmˈpɔrt] verb Word forms comport : present tense I/you/we/they comport he/she/it comports present participle comporting past tense comported past participle comported comport yourself …   English dictionary

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