1. [ verb ] behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
Synonyms: act do

"You should act like an adult" "Don't behave like a fool" "What makes her do this way?" "She played the servant her husband's master"

Related terms: act make ramp swell break_down play joke romanticize sentimentalise presume bungle swagger quack loosen_up follow bend_over_backwards dally piffle make make_as_if freeze optimize menace sauce backslap hugger_mugger footle stooge frivol vulgarise wanton act_involuntarily act_up dissemble act
2. [ verb ] behave in a certain manner
Synonyms: conduct carry bear comport deport acquit

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

Related terms: act hold deal assert fluster walk_around pose hold behavior demeanor bearing
3. [ verb ] behave well or properly
Synonyms: comport

"The children must learn to behave"

Related terms: misbehave act walk assert_oneself remember_oneself bearing
Similar spelling:   beehive