from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To conduct or behave (oneself) in a particular manner: Comport yourself with dignity.
- intransitive v. To agree, correspond, or harmonize: a foreign policy that comports with the principles of democracy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Manner of acting; conduct; deportment.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Manner of acting; behavior; conduct; deportment.
- intransitive v. To bear or endure; to put up (with).
- intransitive v. To agree; to accord; to suit; -- sometimes followed by with.
- transitive v. To bear; to endure; to brook; to put with.
- transitive v. To carry; to conduct; -- with a reflexive pronoun.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To be suitable; agree; accord; fit; suit: followed by with (formerly also by unto).
- To bear; endure: with with.
- To behave; conduct: with a reflexive pronoun.
- To bear; endure.
- n. Behavior; conduct; demeanor; manner of acting.
- n. A perverted form in trade catalogues. etc., of compote. 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. behave in a certain manner
- v. behave well or properly
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.
Animal Carvings from Mounds of the Mississippi Valley Second Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1880-81, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1883, pages 117-166
The States and their officers are bound by obligations imposed by the Constitution and by federal statutes that comport with the constitutional design.
So the idea that reunification caused per capita GDP in Germany to crater, while it has a surface plausibility, does not appear to comport with the data.
Despite the extensive examinations of the issue offered by CRS and the Indiana Court of Appeals, WND has apparently chosen to ignore them because they don't comport with WND's anti-Obama agenda.
Mr. Browne, the police spokesman, maintains that the stop numbers "comport by race with victim-crime reports."
Mr. Browne said the data also show that stops "comport by race with victim crime reports."
"The bottom line is, everybody's got to comport themselves," he said.
Positive law that does not comport with the natural law (law intended to protect natural rights of individuals) always and everywhere, without exception, ends in the Rule of Man — via the Miracle of Selective Enforcement if via no other means.
Although the Catholic hierarchy says that the prohibition on abortion is both "unchanged" and "unchangeable," this does not comport with the actual history of abortion teaching.
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