Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To conduct or behave (oneself) in a particular manner.
  • intransitive verb To agree, correspond, or harmonize.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A perverted form in trade catalogues. etc., of compote. 2.
  • noun Behavior; conduct; demeanor; manner of acting.
  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To bear; to endure; to brook; to put with.
  • transitive verb To carry; to conduct; -- with a reflexive pronoun.
  • noun obsolete Manner of acting; behavior; conduct; deportment.
  • intransitive verb obsolete To bear or endure; to put up (with).
  • intransitive verb To agree; to accord; to suit; -- sometimes followed by with.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete Manner of acting; conduct; deportment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb behave in a certain manner
  • verb behave well or properly

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English comporten, from Old French comporter, to conduct, from Latin comportāre, to bring together : com-, com- + portāre, to carry; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French comporter ("to behave") and its source, Latin comportare ("to bring together"), from com- ("together") + portare ("to carry").

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