conduct oneself

idiom

: to behave especially in a public or formal situation
The way you conduct yourself in an interview often determines whether or not you get the job.
She conducted herself as a professional and earned the respect of her coworkers.
I don't approve of the way he conducts himself.

Examples of conduct oneself in a Sentence

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“Conduct oneself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conduct%20oneself. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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