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Dictionary definition for: Behave

1. (v) behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "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"

2. (v) behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well" "he bore himself with dignity" "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"

3. (v) behave well or properly; "The children must learn to behave"

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