Synonyms and Antonyms of behave

  1. to manage the actions of (oneself) in a particular way <if the children behave themselves properly and sit quietly during church, they'll get their ice cream afterward> Synonyms acquit, bear, carry, comport, conduct, demean, deport, quit Related Words check, collect, compose, constrain, contain, control, curb, handle, inhibit, quiet, repress, restrain; moderate, modulate, temper; act, impersonate, play Near Antonyms act up, carry on, cut up, misbehave, misconduct

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