Some hated his tone-deaf assertion that he has behaved with “lightness” toward women.
Unless a client has behaved badly or violently, his privacy is usually respected.
Yes, Lewis behaved honorably during the civil rights movement.
He behaved like someone having a blast while auditioning for a Fox News gig, not running for major political office.
The legitimacy crisis explains a great deal about how Calderón has behaved as president.
But it seemed to him she had behaved with a pride that bordered on insolence.
The cadet soon guessed the nature of the pursuer from the way she behaved.
They behaved with so much amiability, that everywhere the people wished to keep them.
Matilda confessed that her mistress had behaved very well to her.
She behaved in a modest manner and put on no airs, for did she not know that she was dressed in the latest fashion?
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.