HyperDic: behave

English > 3 senses of the word behave:
VERBbodybehave, act, dobehave in a certain manner
socialbehave, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carrybehave in a certain manner
socialbehave, comportbehave well or properly
behave > pronunciation
Soundsbihhhey'v
Rhymesairwave ... wave / Wave: 29 rhymes with eyv...
English > behave: 3 senses > verb 1, body
MeaningBehave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s Adjective
Example "Don't behave like a fool"
Synonymsact, do
Narroweract, play, act aspretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
act involuntarily, act reflexivelyAct in an uncontrolled manner
backslapDisplay excessive cordiality (towards)
break down, lose it, snapLose control of one's emotions
bunglespoil by behaving clumsily or foolishly
dally, dawdleWaste time
fall over backwards, bend over backwardstry very hard to please someone
followAccept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of
footleact foolishly, as by talking / talking nonsense
freezeSuddenly behave coldly and formally
frivol, trifleAct frivolously
hugger muggerAct stealthily or secretively
joke, jestAct in a funny or teasing way
makeBehave in a certain way
makeact in a certain way so as to acquire
make as ifBegin or appear to begin an action
menaceAct in a threatening manner
optimize, optimiseact as an optimist and take a sunny view of the world
piffleAct in a trivial or ineffective way
play, toyEngage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously
presumeTake liberties or act with too much confidence
quackact as a medical quack or a charlatan
ramp, rage, stormBehave violently, as if in state of a great anger
relax, loosen upBecome less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner
romanticizeAct in a romantic / romantic way
sauceBehave saucily or impudently towards
sentimentalise, sentimentalize, sentimentize, sentimentiseAct in a sentimental way or indulge in sentimental thoughts or expression
stoogeact as a stooge, in a compliant or subordinate manner
swagger, bluster, swashAct in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner
swell, puff upBecome filled with pride, arrogance, or anger
vulgarize, vulgariseAct in a vulgar manner
wantonBehave extremely cruelly and brutally
Similar toact, play, act aspretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
dissemble, pretend, actBehave unnaturally or affectedly
Spanishactuar, comportarse, comportar, comprtarse, hacer, obrar, portarse, portar
Catalanactuar, comportar-se, comportar, fer, obrar, portar
English > behave: 3 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningBehave in a certain manner.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsacquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carry
Narrowerassert, put forwardinsist on having one's opinions and rights recognized
dealBehave in a certain way towards others
flusterBe flustered
pose, postureBehave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others
walk aroundBehave in a certain manner or have certain properties
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
hold, carry, bearsupport or hold in a certain manner
Spanishcomportarse, exiliar
Catalancaptenir-se, comportar-se, conduir-se, exiliar, portar-se
English > behave: 3 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningBehave well or properly.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"The children must learn to behave"
Synonymcomport
Narrowerassert oneselfPut oneself forward in an assertive and insistent manner
remember oneselfRecover one's good manners after a lapse / lapse or stop behaving badly
walkLive or behave in a specified manner
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Oppositemisbehave, misconduct, misdemeanBehave badly
Spanishcomportarse, comportar, conducir, portar

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