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To behave in a particular way - synonyms or related words



to do things in a particular way



to behave towards someone in a particular way



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



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




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


a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

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a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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