Translation of "behave" - English-Spanish dictionary

behave

verb uk /bɪˈheɪv/ us /bɪˈheɪv/ present participle behaving, past tense and past participle behaved

B1 to do or say things in a particular way

comportarse
He behaved very badly.
You’re behaving like a child!
behave yourself

B1 to be polite and not make a situation difficult

portarse bien
Did the children behave themselves?

(Translation of “behave” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

behave

verb /biˈheiv/

to act or react

comportarse
He always behaves like a gentleman
Metals behave in different ways when heated.

to act in a suitable way, to conduct oneself (well)

comportarse
If you come, you must behave (yourself)
Timmy always behaves (himself) at his grandmother’s.
behaviour /-jə/ /biˈheivjə/ noun ( behavior)

way of behaving

comportamiento
The teachers were pleased with the behaviour/behavior of the students.

actions or reactions

comportamiento
the behaviour/behavior of rats
She’s studying the behaviour/behavior of metals in acids.
well/badly- etc behaved adjective

good (bad etc) in manners or conduct

bien/mal educado
Teachers sometimes have to deal with badly-behaved students
The children were very well-behaved during the trip to the museum.

(Translation of “behave” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)