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comport (verb) behave; conduct oneself.
You comport yourself with dignity when you behave in a dignified manner. 'Comporting herself in a decent manner, she wins the appreciation of all.' This means that she behaves very decently, so everyone appreciates her. When a person comports themselves respectably, they get the respect of all.
- Anita comports herself so well, that the way she behaves, many say, is a lesson for all young ladies out to make an impression in society.
- Mary always insisted that her grown-up daughter Stella comport herself with grace, but she never cared how she behaved, and had no regard for graces.