behaves is a word that is used to describe the way that someone behaves. It is often used when talking about people who are not behaving in a normal way.

  • He behaves very strangely, and I'm not sure why.

  • She was behaving strangely all day, and I couldn't figure out why.

Definition of behaves


behave well or properly




behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself


act, do


behave in a certain manner


acquit, bear, carry, comport, conduct, deport

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Example Sentences for behaves

  • 1

    It behaves as a fast acting neurotoxin in insects.

  • 2

    The electrons are unbound and behave like the conduction electrons in a metal.

  • 3

    How the Grammar brats behave on the tram has nothing to do with it.

  • 4

    The boy was required to behave with courtesy.

  • 5

    The clone behaves like the Superman.

  • 6

    Kurt behaved insolently toward adults.

  • 7

    She behaves disobediently in the school and the dormitory.

  • 8

    Everyone will behave courteously and in good faith.

  • 9

    He behaved insolently toward adults.

  • 10

    He conscientiously behaves servile and devote.