act, behave, do(verb)
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"
behave, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carry(verb)
behave in a certain manner
"She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
behave well or properly
"The children must learn to behave"
To conduct (oneself) well, or in a given way.
You need to behave yourself, young lady.
To act, conduct oneself in a specific manner;
To conduct, manage, regulate (something).
To act in a polite or proper way.
His mother threatened to spank him if he didn't behave.
Origin: From late behaven, equivalent to . Compare behabban, behaben.
to manage or govern in point of behavior; to discipline; to handle; to restrain
to carry; to conduct; to comport; to manage; to bear; -- used reflexively
to act; to conduct; to bear or carry one's self; as, to behave well or ill
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
be-hāv′, v.t. to bear or carry, to conduct (with self).—v.i. to conduct one's self, also to conduct one's self well: to act.—n. Behaviour (be-hāv′yür), conduct: manners or deportment, esp. good manners: general course of life: treatment of others.—To be upon one's behaviour, to be placed where one's best behaviour is politic or necessary. [Formed, according to Dr Murray, in 15th century from be- and Have; apparently unconnected with A.S. behabban.]
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'behave' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4163
Rank popularity for the word 'behave' in Verbs Frequency: #530
The numerical value of behave in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of behave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
When a person is not as he used to be, he does not behave as he used to behave.
Sometimes in life it is most wise to behave like a bridge: Don’t judge the person who comes to you; let him come and pass! Behave like a bridge!
I think you ought to behave as a hotel or regulated organisation would, but I am conscious that there's no regulation on me. I just try and behave well.
Our vision of the future is essentially everything that can be intelligent will be personalized to you, and will behave differently based on who's there.
To suppose, as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave, is like supposing that we could drink all day and keep absolutely sober.
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Translations for behave
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- паступаць, паступіцьBelarusian
- държа се, постъпвам, държа се добреBulgarian
- chovat seCzech
- opføre sigDanish
- benehmen, verhalten, sich verhaltenGerman
- comportarse, portarseSpanish
- رفتار كردنPersian
- olla kunnolla, ihmisiksi, käyttäytyä, kunnollaFinnish
- se comporter, etre avoirFrench
- comportarsi, agire, comportarsi beneItalian
- 振る舞う, 振る舞いますJapanese
- ago, conversariLatin
- zich gedragenDutch
- oppføre, oppfør degNorwegian
- zachowywać się, zachować się, postąpić, postępowaćPolish
- comportar-se, comporte-sePortuguese
- purta, comportaRomanian
- вести себя правильно, вести себя, поступатьRussian
- uppföra, bete sigSwedish
- поводитися, вестиUkrainian
- xulqli, badlyUzbek
- hành xửVietnamese
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