English - Vietnamese Dictionary
behave /bi'heiv/Concise Dictionary
- động từ
- ăn ở, đối xử, cư xử
- to behave kindly towards someone: đối xử tốt với ai
- to behave oneself
- cư xử (ăn ở) cho phải phép
- he does not know how to behave himself: nó không biết cách ăn ở (cho phải phép)
- chạy (máy móc...)
- how is new watch behaving?: cái đồng hồ đeo tay mới của anh chạy như thế nào?
+behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
+behave in a certain manner
+behave well or properly
Advanced English Dictionary
act, react, function, operate, perform, work, conduct or deport or comport or bear (oneself); act obediently, act properly, be good:
The boy behaved with great insolence. I wish the children would behave themselves.
+ verbCollocation Dictionary
1 [V +adv./prep.] to do things in a particular way
The doctor behaved very unprofessionally. + They behaved very badly towards their guests. + He behaved like a true gentleman. + She behaved with great dignity. + He behaved as if / though nothing had happened. + They behave differently when you're not around.
Help Note: In spoken English people often use like instead of as if or as though, especially in AmE: He behaved like nothing had happened. This is considered incorrect in written BrE.
2 ~ (yourself) to do things in a way that people think is correct or polite: [V] Will you kids just behave! + She doesn't know how to behave in public. + The children always behave for their father. + [VN] I want you to behave yourselves while I'm away.
3 (-behaved) (in adjectives) behaving in the way mentioned: well- / badly-behaved children
4 [V +adv./prep.] (technical) to naturally react, move, etc. in a particular way: a study of how metals behave under pressure
Idioms see OWN v.
impeccably, perfectly, well | aggressively, badly, disgracefully, outrageously
Children who behave badly are rejecting adult values.
| appropriately, correctly, properly, responsibly
The enquiry investigated whether officers had behaved correctly.
| improperly, irresponsibly | rationally, reasonably | stupidly, unreasonably | normally | oddly, out of character, strangely, suspiciously | accordingly
Children, if they are used to being treated with respect, will behave accordingly.
the freedom to behave naturally
He behaved as if nothing out of the ordinary was happening.
Stop behaving like a three-year-old!
He had always behaved in a friendly manner towards us.
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