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
We come to feel as we behave.
Behave like a homeless person, Just don't act like it.
All the creatures living on Earth behave more or less the same way!
Always behave as if nothing had happened, no matter what has happened.
One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being.
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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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