comport (oneself) with (something)

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comport (oneself) with (something)

To act in a particular way. You need to comport yourself with class at the gala tonight, so please stay away from the bar.
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comport oneself with some manner

to behave in a certain manner. I hope you are able to comport yourself with better behavior next time. The old man was able to comport himself with dignity.
See also: comport, manner
References in classic literature ?
In a word, to comport oneself with perfect propriety in Polygonal society, one ought to be a Polygon oneself.
It is always possible to comport oneself with dignity.