Definitions for: Comport


[v] behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
[v] behave well or properly; "The children must learn to behave"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

2. To agree; to accord; to suit; -- sometimes followed by
with.

How ill this dullness doth comport with greatness.
--Beau. & Fl.

How their behavior herein comported with the
institution. --Locke.


Com*port", v. t.
1. To bear; to endure; to brook; to put with. [Obs.]

The malcontented sort That never can the present
state comport. --Daniel.

2. To carry; to conduct; -- with a reflexive pronoun.

Observe how Lord Somers . . . comported himself.
--Burke.


Com"port (?, formerly ?), n. [Cf. OF. comport.]
Manner of acting; behavior; conduct; deportment. [Obs.]

I knew them well, and marked their rude comport.
--Dryden.

Synonyms: acquit, bear, behave, carry, conduct, deport

Antonyms: misbehave, misconduct, misdemean

See Also: act, assert, assert oneself, deal, fluster, hold, move, pose, put forward, remember oneself, walk, walk around

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