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Verb: behave  bi'heyv
  1. Show a certain behaviour; conduct or comport oneself
    "Don't behave like a fool";
    - act, do
     
  2. Behave in a certain manner
    "he behaved himself with dignity";
    - acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carry
     
  3. Act well or properly; not be naughty
    "The children must learn to behave";
    - comport

Derived forms: behaves, behaving, behaved

Type of: act, bear, carry, hold, move

Antonym: misbehave

Encyclopedia: Behave