- 1 (comport oneself) • formal Conduct oneself; behave: articulate students who comported themselves well in interviewsMore example sentences
- Zevon was a fine songrwriter and performer who comported himself with great dignity after he announced his fatal illness.
- I think you can see a little bit of that in the way he comports himself on the course - very relaxed, very composed.
- And on the train back from the Stade de France, his girlfriend who had accompanied him to this city of love, informed him that she was none too impressed by the way in which he was comporting himself.
- 2 [no object] (comport with) • archaic Accord or agree with: they do all that nature and art can do to comport with his willMore example sentences
- However, what the Constitution does require is equal treatment of votes cast in a manner that comports with the Equal Protection Clause.
- It follows that religious liberty rights are not in question and that the Pledge policy fully comports with the Constitution.
- Before we permit democratic institutions to subject an offender to ridicule, scorn, and humiliation, we have to ask whether this kind of punishment comports with evolving standards of decency and the dignity of humankind.
late Middle English (in the sense 'tolerate'): from Latin comportare, from com- 'together' + portare 'carry, bear'.