be·have /bɪˈhev/ 動詞
Be·have v. t. [imp. & p. p. Behaved p. pr. & vb. n. Behaving.]
1. To manage or govern in point of behavior; to discipline; to handle; to restrain. [Obs.]
He did behave his anger ere 't was spent. --Shak.
2. To carry; to conduct; to comport; to manage; to bear; -- used reflexively.
Those that behaved themselves manfully. --2 Macc. ii. 21.
Be·have, v. i. To act; to conduct; to bear or carry one's self; as, to behave well or ill.
Note: ☞ This verb is often used colloquially without an adverb of manner; as, if he does not behave, he will be punished. It is also often applied to inanimate objects; as, the ship behaved splendidly.
v 1: 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" [syn: act, do]
2: behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he
bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves
well during these difficult times" [syn: acquit, bear,
deport, conduct, comport, carry]
3: behave well or properly; "The children must learn to behave"
[syn: comport] [ant: misbehave]