As a copula, be links its subject to a predicate nominative, adjective, or pronoun so as to express attribution or identity, and by extension, value, cause, or signification: it is sometimes equivalent to the equal sign (=) in mathematics
Perform is defined as to complete something, to meet the requirements or to act in a show.
observe the golden rule
To act in a specified or proper way
suggests behavior or appearance that is indicative of the specified character trait she demeaned herself like a gracious hostess
suggests behavior in accordance with the duties of one's position or with one's obligations the rookie acquitted himself like a major leaguer
suggest behavior in accordance with the fixed rules of society they deported themselves like gentlemen
implies the direction or guidance of one's actions in a specified way she conducted herself well at the trial
, 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?
Find another word for behave. In this page you can discover 65 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for behave, like: demean oneself, act, bear, work, function, conduct (oneself), acquit oneself, deport (oneself), comport oneself, handle oneself and acquit oneself well.
I will teach you afresh, unless you behave better.
Resolved to behave as naturally as she could, she stripped and turned up the shower as hot as she could tolerate.
It is equally clear that there is a broad analogy between the kind of characters on which systematists often have to rely for the separation of species and those which Mendelian workers have shown to behave in accordance with the Mendelian theories of mosaic inheritance with segregation.
He did not know how to behave with her.
"Depends on how you behave," she said, smiling up at him through happy tears.