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[v] behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
[v] behave well or properly; "The children must learn to behave"

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\Com*port"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Comported}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Comporting}.] [F. comporter, LL. comportare, fr.L. comportare to bring together; com- + portare to carry. See {Port demeanor}.]
1. To bear or endure; to put up (with); as, to comport with an injury. [Obs.] --Barrow.
2. To agree; to accord; to suit; -- sometimes followed by with. How ill this dullness doth comport with greatness. --Beau. & Fl. How their behavior herein comported with the institution. --Locke.
\Com*port"\, v. t.
1. To bear; to endure; to brook; to put with. [Obs.] The malcontented sort That never can the present state comport. --Daniel.
2. To carry; to conduct; -- with a reflexive pronoun. Observe how Lord Somers . . . comported himself. --Burke.
\Com"port\ (?, formerly ?), n. [Cf. OF. comport.] Manner of acting; behavior; conduct; deportment. [Obs.] I knew them well, and marked their rude comport. --Dryden.

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