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Another word for behave

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Verb
  1. To conduct oneself in a specified way

      1. To cease or discontinue:
      2. To resign from or relinquish:
      3. To depart from; leave:
      1. To perform or execute; carry out:
      2. To fulfill the requirements of:
      3. To perform the tasks or behaviors typically associated with (something), especially as part of one's character or normal duties:
      1. To expel from a country:
      2. To behave or conduct (oneself) in a given manner; comport.
      1. To conduct or behave (oneself) in a particular manner:
      1. To conduct or behave (oneself) in a particular manner:
      2. To agree, correspond, or harmonize:
      1. To hold or support while moving; bear:
      2. To move or take from one place to another; transport:
      3. To escort or accompany.
      1. To carry (something) on one's person from one place to another:
      2. To move from one place to another while containing or supporting (something); convey or transport:
      3. To cause to move by or with steady pressure; push:
      1. The process of doing or performing something:
      2. Something done or performed; a deed:
      3. Something done that has legal significance:
      1. To find not guilty of a criminal offense.
      2. To conduct (oneself) in a specified manner:
      3. To release or discharge from an obligation, such as a debt.
    See also:

    be

  2. To react in a specified way

      1. Physical or mental effort or activity directed toward the production or accomplishment of something:
      2. Such effort or activity by which one makes a living; employment:
      3. A trade, profession, or other means of livelihood:
      1. To begin and carry through to completion; do:
      2. To take action in accordance with the requirements of; fulfill:
      3. To enact (a feat or role) before an audience.
      1. To perform a function; work:
      2. To perform surgery.
      3. To exert an influence:
      1. A person's role or occupation:
      2. The physiological activity of an organ or body part:
      3. A procedure within an application.
      1. The process of doing or performing something:
      2. Something done or performed; a deed:
      3. Something done that has legal significance:
    See also:

    action

Another word for behave

Verb
  1. To act

      1. A person's role or occupation:
      2. The physiological activity of an organ or body part:
      3. A procedure within an application.
      1. To move swiftly on foot so that both or all feet are not on the ground during each stride.
      2. To retreat rapidly; flee:
      3. To depart; leave:
      1. Physical or mental effort or activity directed toward the production or accomplishment of something:
      2. Such effort or activity by which one makes a living; employment:
      3. A trade, profession, or other means of livelihood:
      1. To begin and carry through to completion; do:
      2. To take action in accordance with the requirements of; fulfill:
      3. To enact (a feat or role) before an audience.
    See also:

    act

  2. To act in a specified or proper way

Synonym Study

  • Demean suggests behavior or appearance that is indicative of the specified character trait she demeaned herself like a gracious hostess
  • Acquit suggests behavior in accordance with the duties of one's position or with one's obligations the rookie acquitted himself like a major leaguer
  • Comport and esp. deport suggest behavior in accordance with the fixed rules of society they deported themselves like gentlemen
  • Conduct implies the direction or guidance of one's actions in a specified way she conducted herself well at the trial
  • Behave , used reflexively (as also the other words in this comparison), implies action in conformity with the required standards of decorum did the children behave themselves?