comport

Comport means to behave, and particularly to behave well. If you attend a school for social etiquette, you will learn how to comport yourself properly at the dinner table.

You’ll usually find comport in one of two phrases: with yourself, himself, etc., as in, "With all that burping, you did not comport yourself well at Aunt Edna’s party," or with the word with. When you see the second version, comport means something more like agree. For example, you could say, "I don’t think your ripped jeans and beat up t-shirt really comport with the guidelines for Casual Friday."

Definitions of comport
  1. verb
    behave in a certain manner
    synonyms: acquit, bear, behave, carry, conduct, deport
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    fluster
    be flustered; behave in a confused manner
    assert, put forward
    insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized
    deal
    behave in a certain way towards others
    walk around
    behave in a certain manner or have certain properties
    pose, posture
    behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others
    attitudinise, attitudinize
    assume certain affected attitudes
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    bear, carry, hold
    support or hold in a certain manner
    act, move
    perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
  2. verb
    behave well or properly
    synonyms: behave
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    Antonyms:
    misbehave, misconduct, misdemean
    behave badly
    types:
    walk
    live or behave in a specified manner
    assert oneself
    put oneself forward in an assertive and insistent manner
    remember oneself
    recover one's good manners after a lapse or stop behaving badly
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    act, move
    perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
  3. verb
    be harmonious or consistent with
    synonyms: accord, agree, concord, consort, fit in, harmonise, harmonize
    agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally
    be compatible, similar, or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
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    types:
    blend, blend in, go
    blend or harmonize
    type of:
    agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally
    be compatible, similar, or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
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