Behaving
Behave Be*have", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Behaved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Behaving}.] [AS. behabban to surround, restrain, detain (akin to G. gehaben (obs.) to have, sich gehaben to behave or carry one's self); pref. be- + habban to have. See {Have}, v. t. ] 1. To manage or govern in point of behavior; to discipline; to handle; to restrain. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

He did behave his anger ere 't was spent. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To carry; to conduct; to comport; to manage; to bear; -- used reflexively. [1913 Webster]

Those that behaved themselves manfully. --2 Macc. ii. 21. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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