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Synonyms for behave

act

Synonyms

  • act
  • react
  • conduct yourself
  • acquit yourself
  • comport yourself

be well-behaved

Synonyms

  • be well-behaved
  • be good
  • be polite
  • mind your manners
  • keep your nose clean
  • act correctly
  • act politely
  • conduct yourself properly

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Synonyms for behave

to conduct oneself in a specified way

to react in a specified way

Synonyms for behave

References in classic literature ?
Specially after what I said to him about the way he ought to behave.
If you promise to behave yourself, Henry, I'll ask her to come down.
Why don't you shut her up in a closet until she behaves herself, and promises to be good?
He behaves like one who has lost a great treasure and doesn't know where he lost it nor where to look for it.
I must own, sir," she resumed, "that he behaves a little ungratefully--even to strangers who take an interest in him.
See," said Jupiter, to Venus, "how becomingly she behaves.
I guess it doesn't matter what a person's name is as long as he behaves himself," said Marilla, feeling herself called upon to inculcate a good and useful moral.
If the weather behaves itself nicely, and we get gentle rains in due season, I think this little corner will be beautiful--but what a big "if" it is
That the dog behaves in this way is matter of observation, but that it "knows" or "remembers" anything is an inference, and in fact a very doubtful one.
You know how odd Rachel is, and how differently she behaves sometimes from other girls," my lady said to me.
He behaves like a cad himself, and just look at him, please.
The great fresh open, after the stupefying warmth indoors, made them behave like wild things.
Either behave yourself, or stay down to the quarters, and fare and work with the rest.
What on earth induced her to behave as she did, I never could understand.
So say I too," said the curate, "and by my faith to-morrow shall not pass without public judgment upon them, and may they be condemned to the flames lest they lead those that read to behave as my good friend seems to have behaved.