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Synonyms for behave
bɪˈheɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. act, behave, do(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?"; "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, carry(verb)

    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, comport(verb)

    behave well or properly

    "The children must learn to behave"

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

    Antonyms:
    misdemean, misbehave, misconduct

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. behave(v. n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. behave(v)

    Synonyms:
    deport one's self, act, bear

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "behave":

    behaviour, behaved, act

How to pronounce behave?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say behave in sign language?

  1. behave

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How to use behave in a sentence?

  1. Oliver Sheldon:

    We think part of the explanation for why people occasionally don't behave ethically is their failure to confront and realize there's a temptation.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Tradition kills originality; you keep repeating the same things in tradition! Behave like the sky; always create new and different things; be original!

  3. Philip Hammond:

    Ukrainians can't beat the Russian army, that's not a practical proposition. There has to be a political solution, this man (Putin) has sent troops across an international border and occupied another country's territory in the 21st century acting like some mid-20th century tyrant. Civilized nations do not behave like that.

  4. Abba Eban:

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

  5. Mahmoud Alavi:

    But a cornered cat may behave differently from when the cat is free. And if they (Western states) push Iran in that direction, then it’s no longer Iran’s fault.


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