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comport

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of comport

  1. 1 to be in agreement on every point an outfit that most definitely does not comport with the company's guidelines for dress-down days Synonyms of comport accord, agree, answer, chord, cohere, coincide, check, conform, consist, correspond, dovetail, fit, go, harmonize, jibe, rhyme (also rime), sort, square, tallyWords Related to comport equal, match, parallel; align (also aline), line up, registerNear Antonyms of comport contradict, dispute, gainsay; negate, nullify; clash, conflict, jarAntonyms of comport differ (from), disagree (with)

  2. 2 to manage the actions of (oneself) in a particular way the grieving relatives comported themselves with grace and dignity during that difficult time Synonyms of comport acquit, bear, carry, behave, conduct, demean, deport, quitWords Related to comport check, collect, compose, constrain, contain, control, curb, handle, inhibit, quiet, repress, restrain; moderate, modulate, temper; act, impersonate, playNear Antonyms of comport act up, carry on, cut up, misbehave, misconduct

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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