behave etymology

English word behave comes from Middle English (1100-1500) bihabben

Detailed word origin of behave

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
bihabben Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
behave English (eng) (intransitive) To act in a polite or proper way.. (intransitive) To act, conduct oneself in a specific manner; used with an adverbial of manner.. (obsolete, transitive) To conduct, manage, regulate (something).. (reflexive) To conduct (oneself) well, or in a given way.

Words with the same origin as behave

Descendants of bihabben
behave oneself