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

v behave in a certain manner

acquit, bear, behave, carry, conduct, deport
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be flustered; behave in a confused manner
assert, put forward
insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized
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
Type of:
bear, carry, hold
support or hold in a certain manner
act, move
perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

v behave well or properly

misbehave, misconduct, misdemean
behave badly
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
Type of:
act, move
perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

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