Babies and toddlers who do not “behave” are medicated and sedated with drugs such as Phenobarbital, a common antiseizure drug.
These roles include the whole moral structure of society—how you are to behave; what kind of clothing you are to wear.
No one expects science to tell us how we should think and behave.
Asked if there were any indications that Krusinski could behave in such a way, the officials on the panel said there were none.
He was a nice boy… knowing how to behave in the right places.
It was childish of her to behave so spitefully, but what could he do except repay her in kind?
I hope to have one that will show me how a husband ought to behave himself.
He had never read How to behave in a Palace, but, though much amazed, he did not feel at all shy.
They assume that every man is as able as every other to behave as they command.
You may go to either of these Places, and then we shall have you more under our Eye, and shall see how you behave.
early 15c., from be- intensive prefix + have in sense of "to have or bear (oneself) in a particular way, comport" (cf. German sich behaben, French se porter). Cognate Old English compound behabban meant "to contain," and alternatively the modern sense of behave might have evolved from behabban via a notion of "self-restraint." Related: Behaved; behaving.