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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

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How to use behave in a sentence?

  1. President Barack Obama:

    My hope is that building on this deal, we could continue to have conversations with Iran that incentivize them to behave differently in the region.

  2. Nicole Bouvier:

    There are basic things that you know about human physiology, but you don't necessarily know how this particular virus is going to behave and what the best treatments are, we probably changed what we were doing on a daily basis.

  3. Jimmy Carter:

    A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful, and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others. It's a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity.

  4. Jose Daniel Ferrer:

    It's a little gift ahead of the Obama visit for those seven. The other four, we were not were not even offered this little present because, according to the regime, those seven behave well and the four of us behave poorly, something we reject.

  5. Charlotte Slaiman:

    Given the position that Google has now, a lot of users might just continue to behave the same way and phone companies might continue to behave the same, i think just getting rid of the default contracts is not going to be enough.

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