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com·port

comport

 
pronunciation:
km port
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: comports, comporting, comported
definition: to behave or bear (oneself) in a particular way.
He comports himself with grace.
synonyms:
acquit, carry, conduct
similar words:
behave, demean
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to harmonize or be in keeping (usu. fol. by "with").
Her behavior comports well with her new status.
synonyms:
accord, agree, correspond, jibe, square, tally
similar words:
coincide, conform, dovetail, fit, harmonize, match
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adverb + (v.)comport brilliantly, closely, completely, generally, how, necessarily, perfectly, well
(v.)comport + nounHelp action, approach, behavior, celebrity, conduct, dignity, expectation, extent, finding, gentleman, goal, governance, intelligence, judgment, law, legislation, manner, notion, oath, order, premise, principle, requirement, rule, sense, soldier, sort, standard, statute, testimony, truth, view, way [See all][See only the most frequent]
Word Parts  About this feature
The word comport contains the following part:
com- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix com- attaches to Latin bases beginning with m, p, or b. It has multiple forms, as the 'm' sound in com- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms col-, con-, cor-, and co-. Note: com- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate " and "command ."
synonyms:
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