- (obsolete, transitive, intransitive) To tolerate, bear, put up (with). [16th–19th c.]
- to comport with an injury
- (intransitive) To be in agreement (with); to be of an accord. [from 16th c.]
- The new rules did not seem to comport with the spirit of the club.
- 1622 May 24 (licensing date), John Fletcher; Philip Massinger, “The Prophetesse”, in Comedies and Tragedies […], London: […] Humphrey Robinson, […], and for Humphrey Moseley […], published 1647, OCLC 3083972, Act 5, scene 2:
- How ill this dullness doth comport with greatness.
- 1707, John Locke, A Paraphrase and Notes on the Epistles of St. Paul
- How their behaviour herein comported with the institution.
- (reflexive) To behave (in a given manner). [from 17th c.]
- She comported herself with grace.
to be in agreement
to behave (usually reflexive)
- (obsolete) Manner of acting; conduct; deportment.