|Behave (Be*have") (?), v. t.
[imp. & p. p. Behaved (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Behaving.]
[AS. behabban to surround, restrain, detain (akin to G. gehaben (obs.) to have, sich gehaben to behave or carry one's self); pref. be- + habban to have. See Have, v. t. ]
1. To manage or govern in point of behavior; to discipline; to handle; to restrain. [Obs.] "He did behave his anger ere 't was spent." Shak.
2. To carry; to conduct; to comport; to manage; to bear; -- used reflexively. "Those that behaved themselves manfully." 2 Macc. ii. 21.
Behave (Be*have"), v. i.
To act; to conduct; to bear or carry one's self; as, to behave well or ill.
^ This verb is often used colloquially without an adverb of manner; as, if he does not behave, he will be punished. It is also often applied to inanimate objects; as, the ship behaved splendidly.
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