English verb: behave
|1.||behave (body) behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself|
|Samples||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.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s Adjective
|Narrower (hyponym)||act, act as, act involuntarily, act reflexively, backslap, bend over backwards, bluster, break down, bungle, dally, dawdle, fall over backwards, follow, footle, freeze, frivol, hugger mugger, jest, joke, loosen up, lose it, make, make, make as if, menace, optimise, optimize, piffle, play, play, presume, puff up, quack, rage, ramp, relax, romanticize, sauce, sentimentalise, sentimentalize, sentimentise, sentimentize, snap, stooge, storm, swagger, swash, swell, toy, trifle, vulgarise, vulgarize, wanton|
|Verb group||act, act, act as, dissemble, play, pretend|
|2.||behave (social) behave in a certain manner|
|Samples||She carried herself well.|
He bore himself with dignity.
They conducted themselves well during these difficult times.
|Synonyms||acquit, bear, carry, comport, conduct, deport|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||act, bear, carry, hold, move|
|Narrower (hyponym)||assert, deal, fluster, pose, posture, put forward, walk around|
|3.||behave (social) behave well or properly|
|Samples||The children must learn to behave.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s|
|Broader (hypernym)||act, move|
|Narrower (hyponym)||assert oneself, remember oneself, walk|
|Antonyms||misbehave, misconduct, misdemean|