behave meaning

EN[bɪˈheɪv] [-eɪv]
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    Definition of behave in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGbehavesPRbehavingPT, PPbehavedPREbe-
    1. (reflexive) To conduct (oneself) well, or in a given way.
      1. You need to behave yourself, young lady. ‎
    2. VI To act, conduct oneself in a specific manner; used with an adverbial of manner.
      1. He behaves like a child whenever she's around. ‎
      2. How did the students behave while I was gone? ‎
      3. My laptop has been behaving erratically ever since you borrowed it. ‎
    3. OBS VT To conduct, manage, regulate (something).
      1. VI To act in a polite or proper way.
        1. His mother threatened to spank him if he didn't behave. ‎
    4. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Unlike the Cowardly Lion, his American counterpart from thirty years earlier, he not only suffers from faint-heartedness, but from behaving accordingly.
        • Surprisingly, we find that the model parameters behave nonmonotonically as we change the oscillation frequency and/or the gel concentration.
        • His mother threatened to spank him if he didn't behave himself.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • As Jasmine told me emphatically, "facts" are knowledge -- of correct practices and their meanings -- and provide the antidote to the comess of mixed ways of knowing and of behaving.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Morphemes
        • Prefixes
          • Words by prefix
            • Words prefixed with be-
        • Verbs
          • Intransitive verbs
            • Transitive verbs
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          1. en behaved
          2. en behaves
          3. en behaver
          4. en behavest
          5. en behaveth
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          Meaning of behave for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "behave" is a morpheme, more specifically, a prefixe. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
          Difficultness: Level 2
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          Definiteness: Level 8
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