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Behove definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BEHOVE, and its derivatives. [See Behoove.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: be appropriate or necessary; "It behooves us to reflect on this matter" [syn: behoove, behove]

Merriam Webster's

chiefly British variant of behoove

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. (US behoove) formal (prec. by it as subject; foll. by to + infin.) 1 be incumbent on. 2 (usu. with neg.) befit (ill behoves him to protest). Etymology: OE behofian f. behof: see BEHOOF

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Behoove Be*hoove", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Behooved; p. pr. & vb. n. Behooving.] [OE. bihoven, behoven, AS. beh?fian to have need of, fr. beh?f. See Behoof.] To be necessary for; to be fit for; to be meet for, with respect to necessity, duty, or convenience; -- mostly used impersonally. And thus it behooved Christ to suffer. --Luke xxiv. 46. [Also written behove.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Behove Be*hove", v., and derivatives. See Behoove, &c.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(behoves, behoved) Note: in AM, use 'behoove' If it behoves you to do something, it is right, necessary, or useful for you to do it. (FORMAL) It behoves us to think of these dangers. VERB: it V n to-inf



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