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.