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
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- 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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