What does behave mean?

Definitions for behave
bɪˈheɪvbe·have

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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"

  3. behave, comport(verb)

    behave well or properly

    "The children must learn to behave"

Wiktionary

  1. behave(Verb)

    To conduct (oneself) well, or in a given way.

    You need to behave yourself, young lady.

  2. behave(Verb)

    To act, conduct oneself in a specific manner;

  3. behave(Verb)

    To conduct, manage, regulate (something).

  4. behave(Verb)

    To act in a polite or proper way.

    His mother threatened to spank him if he didn't behave.

  5. Origin: From late behaven, equivalent to . Compare behabban, behaben.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Behave(verb)

    to manage or govern in point of behavior; to discipline; to handle; to restrain

  2. Behave(verb)

    to carry; to conduct; to comport; to manage; to bear; -- used reflexively

  3. Behave(verb)

    to act; to conduct; to bear or carry one's self; as, to behave well or ill

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Behave

    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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'behave' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4163

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'behave' in Verbs Frequency: #530

How to pronounce behave?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say behave in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of behave in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of behave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of behave in a Sentence

  1. Paul Pearsall:

    We come to feel as we behave.

  2. Zachary Shipstead:

    Behave like a homeless person, Just don't act like it.

  3. Jane Fonda:

    We have to behave like our house is on fire, because it is.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    All the creatures living on Earth behave more or less the same way!

  5. Jalel Harchaoui:

    France is unlikely to influence how the parties behave on the ground.

Images & Illustrations of behave

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