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  Definition of behave
  1. behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don''t behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
  2. behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
  3. behave well or properly; "The children must learn to behave"
Similar Words: act, do, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carry

 

See Also: act up

 

Hyponyms: act involuntarily, act reflexively, fall over backwards, bend over backwards, presume, vulgarize, vulgarise, optimize, optimise, quack, menace, make, swagger, bluster, swash, freeze, wanton, romanticize, sentimentalise, sentimentalize, sentimentize, sentimentise, bungle, play, toy, act, act as, stooge, joke, jest, piffle, make as if, break down, lose it, snap, dally, dawdle, backslap, hugger mugger, sauce, footle, frivol, trifle, swell, puff up, follow, relax, loosen up, ramp, rage, storm, fluster, assert, put forward, deal, walk around, pose, posture, walk, assert oneself, remember oneself

 

Grouped Verbs: act, play, act as, dissemble, pretend, hold, carry, bear

 

Derivational Morphology: bearing, comportment, presence, mien, demeanor, demeanour, behavior, behaviour, conduct, deportment, doings

 

 
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