port-, portat-

(Latin: carry, bring, bear)

Don't confuse this port-, portat with another port- meaning "door, gate, entrance," or "harbor".

deportment (s) (noun), deportments (pl)
The way a person or people conduct or behave themselves; especially, according to an acceptable code of social behavior: The parents were told that if their daughter's deportment didn't improve, the school principal would have to expel her.

The football team was told on several occasions that they were required to follow the rules of good deportment on and off the field.

As the manager of the store, in addition to being in charge of the administration of the products being sold, he or she is also responsible for the deportment of the employees who are serving the customers.

A manner or way of behaving.
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Behavior or conduct.
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disport (dih SPORT) (verb), disports; disported; disporting
1. To enjoy oneself playfully or to indulge in pleasurable activities: There are many busy people who disport themselves on golf courses.
2. To play in a carefree fashion or to amuse oneself in a lighthearted manner: Little Jimmy was disporting with the other children in his class on the school grounds.
3. Etymology: from Anglo-French disporter, "to divert, to amuse"; from Old French desporter, "to seek amusement"; literally, "to carry away" (from serious matters); from des-, "away" + porter, "to carry"; from Latin portare, "to carry".
To amuse oneself or to be happy.
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disportable (adjective), more disportable, most disportable
Characterized by enjoying oneself participating in pleasurable activities or playing in a lighthearted manner: Some people in seaside areas participate in disportable activities by frolicking at the beach with friends and enjoying lively conversation.
disportive (adjective), more disportive, most disportive
Pertaining to the amusement or fun that people have together: While waiting for a flight in the airport, Ted's two boys were playing disportive games.

When on vacation, Mark and Maxine were at a resort where they could take part in a variety of disportive activities out on the beach.

disportively (adverb), more disportively, most disportively
Done in an amusing, relaxing, or agreeable manner: The children were disportively playing in the backyard and having a wonderful time!
export (verb), exports; exported; exporting
1. To carry things or people out of a place and to take away or to carry off: Mr. Hand planned to export olives from his groves to the processing plant.
2. To send commodities of any kind out from one country into another country: The United States is just one of many countries that exports vast amounts of machinery and food products all over the world.

Maxwell, Inc. was a company which once exported furniture to several European countries.

exportable (adjective), more exportable, most exportable
Descriptive of that which is shipped from one location of a country to another section: Strawberries are a fragile but exportable farm product from many agricultural areas.
exportation (s) (noun), exportations (pl)
The business or the process of shipping or sending goods or services to other countries: Mrs. Hale ran her husband’s business which included the exportation of citrus fruit from the Southern to the Northern areas of the country.

The exportation of wine from Italy is a well developed industry and much appreciated in many other countries.

exporter (s) (noun), exporters (pl)
A person who is a trader who sends goods and services to other places, usually to other countries: Mr. McKenzie is an exporter of Scottish products; such as, short bread, tartan skirts, etc.
import (verb), imports; imported; importing
To carry or to bring in products; such as, goods brought in from abroad: Horace was importing glass from Italy when he first set up his import and export business.
importance (s) (noun) (no plural)
The quality or state of being influential, worthy of notice, or significant: The importance of developing a greater knowledge of vocabulary words cannot be over emphasized.
important (adjective), more important, most important
Characterized by being of essential value or power: It was very important for Marie to be on time because she had an important assignment to complete.
importantly (adverb), more importantly, most importantly
Done or accomplished in a remarkable way: Ice cream has always figured importantly in children’s birthday parties.

More importantly, Senator Jones pointed out that the new proposal would have a harmful effect on funding for public schools.

importation (s) (noun), importations (pl)
The bringing in of goods or merchandise from a foreign country: Government regulations are designed to monitor the importation of merchandise from other countries.
importer (s) (noun), importers (pl)
A person, a business, or a country that brings goods into a country; especially, a merchant who receives products from other nations: As an importer of fine wine, Mr. Hale had a very successful business.

Cross references of word families related to "bear, carry, bring": duc-; -fer; ger-; later-, -lation; phoro-.