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English definition of “behave”

behave

verb [I]     /bɪˈheɪv/
B1 to act in a particular way: She always behaves well/ badly when her aunts come to visit . Whenever there was a full moon he would start behaving strangely . They behaved as if nothing had happened .Behaving, interacting and behaviourBehaving well specialized science to show particular behaviour in a particular situation or under particular conditions : They learn how particles behave in solids , liquids , and gases . It is believed that animals behave differently before a natural disaster . B1 to be good by acting in a way that has society's approval : Did the children behave (them selves )?
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