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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 ?
Yes, gentlemen," said D'Artagnan, "we must not leave this person the slightest pretext for behaving badly, which, with all due respect, I fancy he is anxious still to do.
He could not seriously think that this was the cow, because she went along so quietly, behaving just like any other cow.
But you are now of an age to be treated better; I think she is behaving better already; and when you are her only companion, you must be important to her.
He was behaving very strange when I came down after you, and I thought perhaps he might have the papers.
I had hardly left the house, so to speak, when Rita was down with her maid behaving as if the house did really still belong to her.
The Musgroves are behaving like themselves, most honourably and kindly, only anxious with true parental hearts to promote their daughter's comfort.
You know perfectly well what I mean--the way you are behaving toward Rose.
Of course it's only natural that when they have been whitewashed for half a century as paragons, their sins should come back on them at the very moment when they are behaving like men for the first time in their lives.
He's been behaving very queerly, and he is very much excited.
A year or two before, Boulnois had married a beautiful and not unsuccessful actress, to whom he was devoted in his own shy and ponderous style; and the proximity of the household to Champion's had given that flighty celebrity opportunities for behaving in a way that could not but cause painful and rather base excitement.
But I'll just tell Mamma how you are behaving with Boris.
Cyril seems to have been behaving in a very foolish manner," said Mr.
No doubt the Serenest Republic was very strict with the theatre, and suffered it to hold the mirror up to nature only when nature was behaving well, or at least behaving as if young people were present.
I was under the impression," Wingrave remarked, "that I was behaving rather well.
Notwithstanding the deadly hatred which Ralph felt towards Nicholas, and the bitter contempt with which he sneered at poor Mrs Nickleby-- notwithstanding the baseness with which he had behaved, and was then behaving, and would behave again if his interest prompted him, towards Kate herself--still there was, strange though it may seem, something humanising and even gentle in his thoughts at that moment.