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Definition 1: behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself - [verb of body]

Samples where behave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for behave in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of behave ) act in an uncontrolled manner

(... is a kind of behave ) act in a funny or teasing way

(... is a kind of behave ) act in a trivial or ineffective way

(... is a kind of behave ) behave in a certain way

"make merry"

(... is a kind of behave ) begin or appear to begin an action

"He made as if to shake my hand"

(... is a kind of behave ) lose control of one's emotions

"When she heard that she had not passed the exam, she lost it completely" "When her baby died, she snapped"

(... is a kind of behave ) waste time

"Get busy--don't dally!"

(... is a kind of behave ) display excessive cordiality (towards)

"he is always backslapping his colleagues at staff meetings"

(... is a kind of behave ) act stealthily or secretively

(... is a kind of behave ) behave saucily or impudently towards

(... is a kind of behave ) act foolishly, as by talking nonsense

(... is a kind of behave ) act frivolously

(... is a kind of behave ) become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger

"The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son"

(... is a kind of behave ) accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of

"Let's follow our great helmsman!" "She followed a guru for years"

(... is a kind of behave ) become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner

"our new colleague relaxed when he saw that we were a friendly group"

(... is a kind of behave ) act as a stooge, in a compliant or subordinate manner

"He stooged for the flamboyant Senator"

(... is a kind of behave ) behave violently, as if in state of a great anger

(... is a kind of behave ) try very hard to please someone

"She falls over backwards when she sees her mother-in-law"

(... is a kind of behave ) take liberties or act with too much confidence

(... is a kind of behave ) act in a vulgar manner

"The drunkard tends to vulgarize"

(... is a kind of behave ) act as an optimist and take a sunny view of the world

(... is a kind of behave ) act as a medical quack or a charlatan

(... is a kind of behave ) act in a threatening manner

"A menacing person"

(... is a kind of behave ) act in a certain way so as to acquire

"make friends" "make enemies"

(... is a kind of behave ) act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner

(... is a kind of behave ) suddenly behave coldly and formally

"She froze when she saw her ex-husband"

(... is a kind of behave ) behave extremely cruelly and brutally

(... is a kind of behave ) act in a romantic way

(... is a kind of behave ) act in a sentimental way or indulge in sentimental thoughts or expression

(... is a kind of behave ) spoil by behaving clumsily or foolishly

"I bungled it!"

(... is a kind of behave ) engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously

"They played games on their opponents" "play the stock market" "play with her feelings" "toy with an idea"

(behave has a similar meaning as ...) pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind

"He acted the idiot" "She plays deaf when the news are bad"

(behave has a similar meaning as ...) behave unnaturally or affectedly

"She's just acting"

Samples where behave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The children must learn to behave

Synonyms for behave in the sense of this definition

(behave is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

(... is a kind of behave ) live or behave in a specified manner

"walk in sadness"

(... is a kind of behave ) put oneself forward in an assertive and insistent manner

(... is a kind of behave ) recover one's good manners after a lapse or stop behaving badly

"Please remember yourself, Charles!"

Samples where behave or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She carried herself well
  • he bore himself with dignity
  • They conducted themselves well during these difficult times

Synonyms for behave in the sense of this definition

(behave is a kind of ...) support or hold in a certain manner

"She holds her head high" "He carried himself upright"

(behave is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

(... is a kind of behave ) be flustered; behave in a confused manner

(... is a kind of behave ) insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized

"Women should assert themselves more!"

(... is a kind of behave ) behave in a certain way towards others

"He deals fairly with his employees"

(... is a kind of behave ) behave in a certain manner or have certain properties

"He walks around with his nose in the air" "She walks around with this strange boyfriend"

(... is a kind of behave ) behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others

"Don't pay any attention to him--he is always posing to impress his peers!" "She postured and made a total fool of herself"

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