Meaning of “behave” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ I ] us uk /bɪˈheɪv/

B1 to do or say things in a particular way:

to behave badly/stupidly
They are behaving like children.

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POLITELY also behave yourself

B1 to be polite and not make a situation difficult:

Try to behave.
The children can only come if they promise to behave themselves.
→ Opposite misbehave

(Definition of “behave” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)