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1. behave

verb. ['bɪˈheɪv'] behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself.

Synonyms

  • dally
  • quack
  • menace
  • relax
  • toy
  • presume
  • storm
  • vulgarize
  • loosen up
  • sentimentalize
  • rage
  • ramp
  • dawdle
  • act
  • follow
  • footle
  • optimize
  • frivol
  • act reflexively
  • piffle
  • sauce
  • backslap
  • swagger
  • hugger mugger
  • play
  • puff up
  • pretend
  • stooge
  • bluster
  • act as
  • lose it
  • do
  • optimise
  • swell
  • swash
  • joke
  • bend over backwards
  • freeze
  • romanticize
  • wanton
  • make
  • make as if
  • dissemble
  • jest
  • trifle
  • act involuntarily
  • vulgarise
  • sentimentalise
  • bungle
  • sentimentize
  • fall over backwards
  • break down
  • sentimentise

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • open
  • qualified
  • tense

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Rhymes with Behave

  • shortwave
  • aftershave
  • mcclave
  • kunaev
  • enslave
  • engrave
  • deprave
  • concave
  • unfav
  • lefave
  • lafave
  • forgave
  • stave
  • slave
  • quave
  • grave
  • crave
  • brave
  • wave
  • waive
  • they've
  • shave
  • schave
  • save
  • rave
  • pave
  • nave
  • mave
  • lave
  • knave

How do you pronounce behave?

Pronounce behave as bɪˈheɪv.

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Sentences with behave


1. Verb, base form
Your young horse learns how to behave around people by following the cues he picks up from his handlers.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Adults who behave in those ways are also more likely to be bit.

3. Adjective
Heating changes how milk proteins behave, making it better for use in bread or yogurt.

Quotes about behave


1. We are not actually in charge of life, yet behave as if we are the masters of our own destiny. The realization of this fact is quite a hard one. The ridiculousness of our pomposity and presumption can only result in anger or humor.
- Billy Childish

2. Now, you two – this year, you behave yourselves. If I get one more owl telling me you've – you've blown up a toilet or –""Blown up a toilet? We've never blown up a toilet.""Great idea though, thanks, Mum.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

3. Even if I don't always behave as I should, this still doesn't explain why so many people have something against me. But you know how it is. A lot of people vent themselves by coming to the stadium to yell at me. I hope it's not racism. I tell myself that it's not racism; it's because I'm tough, and I repeat this to myself.
- Mario Balotelli

2. behave

verb. ['bɪˈheɪv'] behave in a certain manner.

Synonyms

  • acquit
  • assert
  • posture
  • deport
  • act
  • comport
  • pose
  • walk around
  • put forward
  • deal
  • hold
  • move
  • carry
  • fluster
  • conduct

Antonyms

  • strain
  • increase
  • stiffen
  • strengthen

3. behave

verb. ['bɪˈheɪv'] behave well or properly.

Synonyms

  • assert oneself
  • act
  • comport
  • move
  • walk

Antonyms

  • misbehave
  • stay
  • natural object
  • defend
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