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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Duterte had promised to fight corruption during his presidency, his lieutenants should not only comport themselves with propriety but also behave like Caesar's wife-above suspicion.
Given the limitations imposed by the banal dialogue, the actors comport themselves with dignity, with Bettany once again showing credible chops as an action man, although his priestly garb and tortured spiritual intensity rather confusingly evokes his villain from "The Da Vinci Code.
Those who thrived in consumer retail trade, such as Aaron Lopez of Newport, knew how to comport themselves with the necessary social graces and sold to their customers the gentility and respectability that they sought for themselves and which to some degree could now be had for purchase through goods like stylish textiles, Portuguese wine, tea, snuff, or spermaceti candles.
Visitors were to be asked not to pose with the waxwork and to comport themselves with decency.
The sheikh urged politicians to comport themselves with "discretion and the right vision," adding: "Political activities require honesty in stands and speeches.
To be successful, however, there must be a willingness to master basic elements, and this includes the requirement that both plotters and sleuths should comport themselves with intelligence.