What does the word behave mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

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

Usage examples for behave

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