v. com·port·ed, com·port·ing, com·ports
To conduct or behave (oneself) in a particular manner: Comport yourself with dignity.
To agree, correspond, or harmonize: a foreign policy that comports with the principles of democracy.
[Middle English comporten, from Old French comporter, to conduct, from Latin comportāre, to bring together : com-, com- + portāre, to carry; see per-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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