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  Words related to behave

Related / Similar Words: act, do, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carry

 

Definition:
  • 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?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people";
  • behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times";
  • behave well or properly; "The children must learn to behave";

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    See Also: act up

     

    Hyponyms: act involuntarily, act reflexively, fall over backwards, bend over backwards, presume, vulgarize, vulgarise, optimize, optimise, quack, menace, make, swagger, bluster, swash, freeze, wanton, romanticize, sentimentalise, sentimentalize, sentimentize, sentimentise, bungle, play, toy, act, act as, stooge, joke, jest, piffle, make as if, break down, lose it, snap, dally, dawdle, backslap, hugger mugger, sauce, footle, frivol, trifle, swell, puff up, follow, relax, loosen up, ramp, rage, storm, fluster, assert, put forward, deal, walk around, pose, posture, walk, assert oneself, remember oneself

     

    Grouped Verbs: act, play, act as, dissemble, pretend, hold, carry, bear

     

    Derivational Morphology: bearing, comportment, presence, mien, demeanor, demeanour, behavior, behaviour, conduct, deportment, doings

     

     
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