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Synonyms for behave
bɪˈheɪvbe·have

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. act, behave, doverb

    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?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"

    Synonyms:
    perform, playact, dissemble, comport, act, move, get along, carry, suffice, fare, answer, deport, make, roleplay, arrange, coif, act as, execute, manage, cause, work, do, coiffure, play, represent, make out, practice, acquit, conduct, exercise, pretend, come, coiffe, serve, set, practise, dress, bear

    Antonyms:
    misconduct, misdemean, misbehave

  2. behave, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carryverb

    behave in a certain manner

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

    Synonyms:
    exile, digest, abide, express, comport, tolerate, act, pack, have a bun in the oven, support, impart, sway, assoil, extend, carry, guide, lead, deliver, put up, take, stick out, channel, expect, deport, assume, pay, endure, take over, deal, dribble, run, extradite, do, transport, exculpate, stomach, birth, direct, hold, expatriate, transmit, clear, stock, have, acquit, brook, yield, turn out, convey, persuade, post, conduct, suffer, discharge, stand, exonerate, gestate, contain, accept, carry on, stockpile, give birth, wear, bear

    Antonyms:
    misconduct, misbehave, misdemean

  3. behave, comportverb

    behave well or properly

    "The children must learn to behave"

    Synonyms:
    act, deport, do, comport, conduct, carry, acquit, bear

    Antonyms:
    misdemean, misbehave, misconduct

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. behaveverb

    Synonyms:
    act, conduct one's self, demean one's self, acquit one's self, behave one's self

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. behaveverb

    Synonyms:
    deport one's self, act, bear

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "behave":

    behaviour, behaved, act

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How to use behave in a sentence?

  1. Araceli Hidalgo:

    Lets see if we can all behave and make this virus go away.

  2. Chris Barron:

    Whenever the left wants to lampoon someone on the right President Trump always play the gay card. This is exactly what they think of gay people - that our lives and our relationships are jokes. Something deserving of ridicule and scorn, most middle school children behave better than this.

  3. Arnold Bennett:

    Always behave as if nothing had happened, no matter what has happened.

  4. Abba Eban:

    History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.

  5. Jacob Braude:

    Always behave like a duck - keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.


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