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To behave in a particular way

behave

verb

to do things in a particular way

treat

verb

to behave towards someone in a particular way

conform

verb

to behave in a way that most people think is correct or suitable

compensate

verb

to behave in a way that is intended to reduce the effects of a personal fault

accord

verb

to treat someone or something in a particular way, especially by giving them power, respect, or status

revert to

to return to a previous state or way of behaving, often one that is not good

discipline yourself

to train yourself to behave in a particular way, especially to work regularly

be your normal self

to feel or behave in the way that you usually do, especially after a period when you have felt or behaved in a different or unusual way

conduct yourself

to behave in a particular way

steer a course

to behave in a particular way, especially when this involves making choices

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