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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]