The definition of behave means to act in a certain manner to control yourself so your actions are acceptable and considered appropriate by society.(verb)
An example of behave is when you do what you are told at school, using your indoor voice and following all directions.
See behave in Webster's New World College Dictionary
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verb be·haved, be·hav·ing, be·haves verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English behaven
Origin: : be-, be-
Origin: + haven, to have; see have.
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