Meaning of behave
Pronunciation: (bi-hāv'), [key]
— v., -haved, -hav•ing.
- to act in a particular way; conduct or comport oneself or itself: The ship behaves well.
- to act properly: Did the child behave?
- to act or react under given circumstances: This plastic behaves strangely under extreme heat or cold.
- to conduct or comport (oneself&hasp;) in a proper manner: Sit quietly and behave yourself.
- behave (Thesaurus)