late 14c., from Old French comporter "endure, admit, behave" (13c.), from Latin comportare "to bring together, collect," from com "with, together" (see com-) + portare "to carry" (from PIE root *per-(2) "to lead, pass over"). Meaning "to agree with, suit" (with with) is from 1580s. Related: Comported; comporting.
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