Definition of behave :
1. To act; to conduct; to bear or carry one's self; as, to behave well or ill.
2. To carry; to conduct; to comport; to manage; to bear; - used reflexively.
3. To manage or govern in point of behavior; to discipline; to handle; to restrain.
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act (part of speech: verb)
behave (part of speech: verb)
- " Now, see here, John March, you've no right to make me behave so. - "John March, Southerner", George W. Cable.
- But the Ingmarssons never behave like other folks. - "Jerusalem", Selma LagerlÃ¶f.
- She would have to go back to the city, and talk by rule, and dress by rule, and behave by rule, and be correct. - "The Cow Puncher", Robert J. C. Stead.