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Meaning of COMPORT

Pronunciation:  'kâmpowrt

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

COMPORT is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
             How ill this dullness doth comport with greatness.
                                                   --Beau. & Fl.
             How their behavior herein comported with the
             institution.                          --Locke.
  2. \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.
  3. \Com"port\ (?, formerly ?), n. [Cf. OF. comport.]
    Manner of acting; behavior; conduct; deportment. [Obs.]
          I knew them well, and marked their rude comport.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: accord, acquit, act, bear, carry, check, conduct, correspond, demean, deport, dovetail, fit in, gee, go, go on, quit, square, tally