to act in a particular way; conduct or comport oneself or itself:
The ship behaves well.
to act properly:
Did the child behave?
to act or react under given circumstances:
This plastic behaves strangely under extreme heat or cold.
to conduct or comport (oneself) in a proper manner:
Sit quietly and behave yourself.
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(intransitive) to act or function in a specified or usual way
to conduct (oneself) in a specified way: he behaved badly towards her
to conduct (oneself) properly or as desired: the child behaved himself all day
manner of behaving or acting. Psychology, Animal Behavior. observable activity in a human or animal. the aggregate of responses to internal and external stimuli. a stereotyped, species-specific activity, as a courtship dance or startle reflex. Often, behaviors. a behavior pattern. the action or reaction of any material under given circumstances: the behavior of tin under […]
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an interdisciplinary field studying the effects of genetics and hereditary factors on animal and human behavior.
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