Pronounced: ah-FINE-l (alt: uh-FINE-l), adj
Notes: This is a word that I thought I figured out “backwards” – meaning that after I saw the definition, I could see how the word could mean it.
The word comport means “to conduct (oneself)” or “to agree with”
Our word came into English in the mid-1500s
Background / Comments
I think I was thinking of the word deportment, which does trace back to similar roots. Our word comes from the French word comportement (behavior), which comes from comporter (to bear), which comes from the Latin word comportare (to transport), which is composed of com- (with) and portare (to carry).