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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:

    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:

    There is this general, overarching question of why good people occasionally do bad things, 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. Noah Kagan:

    Going to the gym together is like a thermometer, you really see how people behave. They can’t lie there and it shows you a lot about their work ethic. It’s parallel to their business life.

  3. John Holt:

    The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do.

  4. Ron Wyden:

    Drugmakers behave as if patients and taxpayers are unlocked ATMs full of cash to be extracted, and their shareholders are the customers they value above all else.

  5. Tara Carson:

    I turned to my daughter and I was like 'Listen, this is how I'm raising you not to be as an adult. Like, you will never be like this when you get older,' i felt helpless as a mom that, you know, I couldn't do anything to help her, because I can't explain why there's crazy people in this world that behave like that.


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