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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. 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.

  2. La Rochefoucauld:

    Perfect valor is to behave, without witnesses, as one would act were all the world watching.

  3. Mike Pompeo:

    We're going to get an outcome which forces China to behave in a way that, if you want to be a power, a global power -- transparency, rule of law, you don't steal intellectual property.

  4. Mark Malone:

    A signed written agreement is essential to set the ground rules in a fair and unbiased way so each patient has a clear understanding of how they are expected to behave, without these rules in place, it would be much riskier to prescribe opioids.

  5. Henry Kissinger:

    The superpowers often behave like two heavily armed blind men feeling their way around a room, each believing himself in mortal peril from the other, whom he assumes to have perfect vision.


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