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Comport


COMPORT, verb intransitive To comport with, literally, to bear to or with; to carry together. Hence, to agree with; to suit; to accord; as, to consider how far our charity may comport with our prudence. His behavior does not comport with his station.

COMPORT, verb transitive

1. With the reciprocal pronoun, to behave; to conduct.

It is curious to observe how lord Somers--comported himself on that occasion.

2. To bear; to endure; as in French, Spanish and Italian.

COMPORT, noun Behavior; conduct; manner of acting.

I knew them well, and marked their rude comport

This word is rarely or never used, but may be admissible in poetry. We now use deportment. The accent, since Shakespeares time, has been transferred to the first syllable.