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Definition of "comport" [com•port]

  • To conduct or behave (oneself) in a particular manner: Comport yourself with dignity. (verb-transitive)
  • To agree, correspond, or harmonize: a foreign policy that comports with the principles of democracy. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "comport" in a sentence
  • "PS: Tom Delay's aide said he probably won't meet with me because I don't "comport" myself properly."
  • "The conclusion reached in the foregoing pages that the animal sculptures are not "exact and faithful copies from nature," but are imitations of a general rather than of a special character, such as comport better with the state of art as developed among certain of the Indian tribes than among a people that has achieved any notable advance in culture is important not only in its bearing on the questions previously noticed in this paper, but in its relation to another and highly interesting class of sculptures."
  • "The States and their officers are bound by obligations imposed by the Constitution and by federal statutes that comport with the constitutional design."