comport with

phrasal verb

comported with; comporting with; comports with
US, formal
: to be in agreement with (something)
Her actions comport with her ideals.

Examples of comport with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But this ruling does not comport with U.S. obligations under human rights law. Laura Pitter, Foreign Affairs, 23 Aug. 2016 Anderson said the recent U.S. Supreme Court precedent regarding ineffective legal counsel did not comport with prior state law adopted by the Idaho Legislature. Kevin Fixler, Idaho Statesman, 10 Feb. 2024 In January, a pro-Second Amendment advocacy group, gun store and its owner sued the city of Naperville and the state, arguing that the state and local bans did not comport with the Second Amendment. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 17 May 2023 Or the time he was asked to check his overcoat to comport with a restaurant’s dress code. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 11 Mar. 2024 That comports with ongoing efforts to integrate the LRASM for the F-35. Eric Tegler, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 But simplicity does not always comport with reality. Martin Shenkman, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 The committee’s job is only to make sure that regulations comport with the legislation that authorized them. Yash Roy, Hartford Courant, 17 Jan. 2024 JetBlue would also revamp the Spirit jetliners’ interiors to comport with JetBlue’s seating arrangements. David Lyons, Sun Sentinel, 16 Jan. 2024

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“Comport with.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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