Definition of Comport

1. Verb. Behave well or properly. "The children must learn to behave"

Exact synonyms: Behave
Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Specialized synonyms: Walk, Assert Oneself, Remember Oneself
Antonyms: Misbehave
Derivative terms: Comportment

2. Verb. Behave in a certain manner. "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
Exact synonyms: Acquit, Bear, Behave, Carry, Conduct, Deport
Generic synonyms: Bear, Carry, Hold, Act, Move
Specialized synonyms: Fluster, Assert, Put Forward, Deal, Walk Around, Pose, Posture
Derivative terms: Bearing, Comportment, Conduct, Conduct, Deportment

Definition of Comport

1. v. i. To bear or endure; to put up (with); as, to comport with an injury.

2. v. t. To bear; to endure; to brook; to put with.

3. n. Manner of acting; behavior; conduct; deportment.

Definition of Comport

1. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To tolerate, bear. (defdate 16th-19th c.) ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To be in agreement (with); to be of an accord. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

3. Verb. (reflexive) To behave (in a given manner). (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) Manner of acting; conduct; deportment. ¹

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Definition of Comport

1. to conduct oneself in a certain way [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Comport

component of complement
component of force
component part
component video
components of mastication
components of occlusion
comport (current term)
compos mentis
compos mentis(p)

Literary usage of Comport

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances by Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley (1901)
"His son was ' Richard comport, alias Comfort, of Chisel- hurst." It is curious to observe ... Edward Edwards and Jane comport: St. Geo. Han. Sq. ii. 121. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Suns were forming, Newton's gravitational law set in, and the masses began to comport themselves in the manner imagined by Laplace. ..."

3. The Writings of George Washington: Being His Correspondence, Addresses by George Washington, Jared Sparks (1837)
"... worthy of your favorable opinion, as well as such as shall, m every respect, best comport with the character of* an intelligent and accountable being. ..."

4. Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Fish (1905)
"... having been built in this country, for the Japanese government and at the instance of that government, it is deemed to comport with the public interest, ..."

5. The Church History of Britain: From the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, John Sherren Brewer (1845)
"stated betwixt them, will agree amongst themselves on their bargain. Meantime Ripon Church may the better comport with poverty, because only remitted to its ..."

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