behave verb

ADV. 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

PREP. 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.