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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
behave /bi'heiv/
  • 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?
Concise Dictionary
+behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
+behave in a certain manner
+behave well or properly

Thesaurus 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.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ verb
1 [V +adv./prep.] to do things in a particular way
Synonym: ACT
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.
Collocation Dictionary


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.
| naturally
the freedom to behave naturally


as if/though
He behaved as if nothing out of the ordinary was happening.
| like
Stop behaving like a three-year-old!
| towards
He had always behaved in a friendly manner towards us.

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