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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
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Steinke seems to invoke Richard Ratcliff to support the opinion that a market value definition cannot be universally utilized and that prevailing prices "may not reflect market value when prospective marketing terms or sales do not comport with the definition in its entirety." Ratcliff's scholarship on this topic is clear in the four referenced articles he published during 1965-1975, where he makes two points that are important to this discussion: (1) market value is a prediction of most probable price, including a probability dimension; and (2) the standard value definition sets up an idealized and unreal market situation with arbitrary constraints that are inconsistent with the real-life marketplace.
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Head movements should comport with verbal denials or affirmations.
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