|1.||[ 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?" "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|
"The children must learn to behave"
|Related terms:||misbehave act walk assert_oneself remember_oneself bearing|