Synonyms of behave
1 actDictionary • He'd behaved badly.
act • a gang of youths who were acting suspiciously
react • They reacted violently to the news.
conduct yourself • The way he conducts himself reflects on the party.
acquit yourself • Most men acquitted themselves well throughout the action.
2 be well-behaved • You have to behave. • Sit down and behave yourself. often reflexive
mind your manners
keep your nose clean
conduct yourself properly
carry on (informal)
, be bad
, act up (informal)
, be naughty
, muck about (British, slang)
, get up to mischief (informal)
, be insubordinate
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actIf someone acts in a particular way, they behave in that way.
• a gang of youths who were acting suspiciously
Thesaurus for behave from the Collins English Thesaurus