Part of speech: verb

To conduct ( oneself); act; act properly or suitably.

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Usage examples "behave":

  1. My heart is full of love for you, yet I behave like an enemy. - "Eve and David", Honore de Balzac.
  2. When I went in at length I did my best to behave as if nothing had happened. - "Wilfrid Cumbermede", George MacDonald.
  3. How should he support himself if you behave like this! - "Phineas Redux", Anthony Trollope.