Antonyms of verb behave

1 of 3 senses of behave

Sense 3
behave, comport -- (behave well or properly; "The children must learn to behave")
       Antonym of misbehave (Sense 1)
      => misbehave, misconduct, misdemean -- (behave badly; "The children misbehaved all morning")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb behave

3 senses of behave

Sense 1
act, behave, do -- (behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people")

Sense 2
behave, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carry -- (behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times")
       => hold, carry, bear -- (support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 3
behave, comport -- (behave well or properly; "The children must learn to behave")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

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