comport oneself

BEHAVE, conduct oneself, act, acquit oneself; archaic deport oneself.

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  • comport oneself — index deport (conduct oneself) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • comport oneself — formal conduct oneself; behave. → comport …   English new terms dictionary

  • comport — ► VERB (comport oneself) formal ▪ conduct oneself; behave. ORIGIN Latin comportare, from portare carry, bear …   English terms dictionary

  • comport — v. (formal) (P; refl.) to comport oneself with dignity; to comport oneself well * * * [ kɒmpɔːt] to comport oneself well (formal) (P; refl.) to comport oneself with dignity …   Combinatory dictionary

  • comport — I. /kəmˈpɔt / (say kuhm pawt) phrase 1. comport oneself, to bear or conduct oneself; behave: *Nobody could accuse them of not trying to comport themselves. –patrick white, 1976. 2. comport with, to agree or accord with; suit. {French comporter… …   Australian English dictionary

  • comport — comport1 [kəm pɔ:t] verb 1》 (comport oneself) formal conduct oneself; behave. 2》 (comport with) archaic accord or agree with. Origin ME (in the sense tolerate ): from L. comportare, from com together + portare carry, bear . comport2 [ kɒmpɔ:t …   English new terms dictionary

  • comport — com•port [[t]kəmˈpɔrt, ˈpoʊrt[/t]] v. t. 1) to bear or conduct (oneself); behave: to comport oneself with dignity[/ex] 2) to be in agreement, harmony, or conformity (usu. followed by with): to comport with the facts[/ex] • Etymology: 1350–1400;… …   From formal English to slang

  • comport — I (agree with) verb accord with, attune, be accordant, be applicable, be apposite, be appropriate, be apt, be consistent, be consonant, be in accordance with, be in keeping, be in tune with, be suitable, become, befit, belong, chime in with,… …   Law dictionary

  • comport — [kəm pôrt′] vt. [ME comporten < OFr comporter, to allow, admit of < L comportare, to bring together < com , together + portare, carry: see FARE] to behave or conduct (oneself) in a specified manner vi. to agree or accord (with) SYN.… …   English World dictionary

  • comport — comport1 /keuhm pawrt , pohrt /, v.t. 1. to bear or conduct (oneself); behave: He comported himself with dignity. v.i. 2. to be in agreement, harmony, or conformity (usually followed by with): His statement does not comport with the facts. n. 3.… …   Universalium

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