comport

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old French comporter, from Latin comportare ‎(to bring together), from com- ‎(together) + portare ‎(to carry).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kəmˈpɔː(ɹ)t/

Verb[edit]

comport ‎(third-person singular simple present comports, present participle comporting, simple past and past participle comported)

  1. (obsolete, transitive, intransitive) To tolerate, bear, put up (with). [16th–19th c.]
    to comport with an injury
    • Daniel
      The malecontented sort / That never can the present state comport.
  2. (intransitive) To be in agreement (with); to be of an accord. [from 16th c.]
    The new rules did not seem to comport with the spirit of the club.
    • Beaumont and Fletcher
      How ill this dullness doth comport with greatness.
    • John Locke
      How their behaviour herein comported with the institution.
  3. (reflexive) To behave (in a given manner). [from 17th c.]
    She comported herself with grace.
    • Burke
      Observe how Lord Somers [] comported himself.

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Noun[edit]

comport

  1. (obsolete) Manner of acting; conduct; deportment.
    I knew them well, and marked their rude comport. — Dryden.

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

comport

  1. first-person singular present tense form of comporta.
  2. first-person singular subjunctive form of comporta.