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[kuh m-pawrt, -pohrt] /kəmˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt/

verb (used with object)
to bear or conduct (oneself); behave:
He comported himself with dignity.
verb (used without object)
to be in agreement, harmony, or conformity (usually followed by with):
His statement does not comport with the facts.
Obsolete. .
[kom-pawrt, -pohrt] /ˈkɒm pɔrt, -poʊrt/
a large English glass dish of the 18th century used for holding fruit or candy and having a wide, shallow top supported by heavy stem and foot; compote.
(transitive) to conduct or bear (oneself) in a specified way
(intransitive) foll by with. to agree (with); correspond (to)

late 14c., from Old French comporter “endure, admit, behave” (13c.), from Latin comportare “to bring together, collect,” from com- “together” (see com-) + portare “to carry” (see port (n.1)). Meaning “to agree with, suit” (with with) is from 1580s. Related: Comported; comporting.


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