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comport

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verb com·port \kəm-ˈpȯrt\

Definition of comport

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to be fitting :  accord <actions that comport with policy>

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  behave; especially :  to behave in a manner conformable to what is right, proper, or expected <comported himself well in the crisis>

comportment play \-mənt\ noun


Examples of comport in a sentence

  1. <an outfit that most definitely does not comport with the company's guidelines for dress-down days>

  2. <the grieving relatives comported themselves with grace and dignity during that difficult time>



Origin of comport

Middle French comporter to bear, conduct, from Latin comportare to bring together, from com- + portare to carry — more at fare


First Known Use: 1589

Synonym Discussion of comport

behave, conduct, deport, comport, acquit mean to act or to cause oneself to do something in a certain way. behave may apply to the meeting of a standard of what is proper or decorous <the children behaved in church>. conduct implies action or behavior that shows the extent of one's power to control or direct oneself <conducted herself with unfailing good humor>. deport implies behaving so as to show how far one conforms to conventional rules of discipline or propriety <the hero deported himself in accord with the code of chivalry>. comport suggests conduct measured by what is expected or required of one in a certain class or position <comported themselves as gentlemen>. acquit applies to action under stress that deserves praise or meets expectations <acquitted herself well in her first assignment>.

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comport

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noun com·port \ˈkäm-ˌpȯrt\

Definition of comport

  1. :  compote 2



1771

First Known Use of comport

1771



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