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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Behave  \Be*have"\,  v.  i. 
  To  act  to  conduct;  to  bear  or  carry  one's  self  as  to 
  behave  well  or  ill. 
 
  Note:  This  verb  is  often  used  colloquially  without  an  adverb 
  of  manner;  as  if  he  does  not  behave,  he  will  be 
  punished.  It  is  also  often  applied  to  inanimate 
  objects;  as  the  ship  behaved  splendidly. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Behave  \Be*have"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Behaved};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Behaving}.]  [AS.  behabban  to  surround,  restrain,  detain 
  (akin  to  G.  gehaben  (obs.)  to  have  sich  gehaben  to  behave  or 
  carry  one's  self);  pref.  be-  +  habban  to  have  See  {Have},  v. 
  t.  ] 
  1.  To  manage  or  govern  in  point  of  behavior;  to  discipline; 
  to  handle;  to  restrain.  [Obs.] 
 
  He  did  behave  his  anger  ere  't  was  spent.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  carry;  to  conduct;  to  comport;  to  manage;  to  bear;  -- 
  used  reflexively. 
 
  Those  that  behaved  themselves  manfully.  --2  Macc. 
  ii  21. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  behave 
  v  1:  behave  in  a  certain  manner;  show  a  certain  behavior;  conduct 
  or  comport  oneself;  "You  should  act  like  an  adult"; 
  "Don't  behave  like  a  fool";  "What  makes  her  do  this 
  way?"  [syn:  {act},  {do}] 
  2:  behave  in  a  certain  manner;  "She  carried  herself  well";  "he 
  bore  himself  with  dignity";  "They  conducted  themselves 
  well  during  these  difficult  times"  [syn:  {acquit},  {bear}, 
  {deport},  {conduct},  {comport},  {carry}] 
  3:  behave  well  or  properly;  "The  children  must  learn  to  behave" 
  [syn:  {comport}]  [ant:  {misbehave}] 




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