behave behave  /bɪ ˈheɪv/


  1. (v) behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
  2. (v) behave in a certain manner
  3. (v) behave well or properly



  1. But Burton, faced with new responsibility, swore up and down that he'd behave.
  2. If schooling fish start to behave erratically or congregate in large numbers, leave the area.
  3. Art director Marcus Lehto created the vivid look, while physics-programming lead Charlie Gough made sure objects in the game behave as they do in real life, only funner.


  1. Smartphone use may make you wussy, says Harvard study

    Do you hunch when you work on your smartphone? (Credit: Apple) Your reputation as a tough, hard-nosed business go-getter may take a hit if you spend a lot of time using your little smartphone. A study conducted by researchers at Harvard Business School suggests that using devices with small screens can cause people to behave less assertively than those using larger screens. "Grounded in research ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: CNET

  2. Study: Boys in Asia behave better than those in US

    Study: Boys in Asia behave better than those in US Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 10:35 pm, Friday, June 21, 2013 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Packed like sardines for circle time in a child development center in Taiwan, a group of children 3 to 6 years old never jostled, poked or ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. All Fat Is Not Bad: Study Shows Exercise Creates "Good Fat"

    Two new studies of mice and humans suggest that exercise can train fat to behave differently than the fat that develops from sedentary behavior, and that this "good fat" may elicit metabolic ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "The people that behaved well are no doubt going to find themselves taking care of the people who didn't behave well," Buffett said.
    on Mar 3, 2008 By: Warren Buffett Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. On falling in love again Nicholson said: "Who would not want to? I don't know how it is with women, but I know this about men: men behave worse when there are not women in their lives. In fact, one of the things I get from my contemporaries, in an...
    on Jan 18, 2008 By: Jack Nicholson Source: My46

  3. In a statement released through the club, King said: "I sincerely regret that a night out with friends went too far. I fully appreciate that, as a professional footballer, I have a duty to behave in a responsible manner. I am assisting the police...
    on May 10, 2009 By: Ledley King Source: Sky News

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