Definition of Behove

1. Verb. Be appropriate or necessary. "It behooves us to reflect on this matter"

Exact synonyms: Behoove
Generic synonyms: Conform To, Fit, Meet



Definition of Behove

1. v. and derivatives. See Behoove, &c.

Definition of Behove

1. Verb. To suit; to befit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Behove

1. to behoove [v -HOVED, -HOVING, -HOVES] - See also: behoove

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Behove

behoof
behoofs
behoovable
behoove
behooved
behooveful
behooves
behoovest
behooveth
behooving
behope
behorn
behote
behotes
behoting
behove (current term)
behoved
behoveful
behovefulness
behovely
behoves
behoveth
behoving
behowl
behowled
behowling
behowls
behung
beidellite
beige

Literary usage of Behove

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1. Testamenta Eboracensia: Or, Wills Registered at York Illustrative of the by James Raine, John William Clay (1884)
"... Richarde superviseurs, to oversee my goodes to the behove of my childre that be not at lawfull age. At Euston. [Pr. 8 Nov. 1515.] XXXVI. ..."

2. The Register of the Privy Council of Scotland by Scotland Privy Council (1902)
"... for himself e and in name and to the behove of the others persons who assisted him in the said service an e ..."

3. An Abridgement of the Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland: From the Reign of by William Alexander (1841)
"... made with any Butcher or Flesher or for their behove anent the sett or farm of all parks inclosures and other Lands whatsoever exceeding an acre to each ..."

4. A Selection from the Letters of the Late Sarah Grubb (formerly Sarah Lynes) by Sarah Grubb (1848)
"How then, does it behove us to trust in the Lord with all our hearts, and lean not to our own understanding. We cannot but feel deeply interested about you, ..."

5. An Essay on the Invalidity of Presbyterian Ordination by John Esten Cooke, Ignatius (1829)
"It will therefore behove you, with all sincerity, to obey your Bishop; in honour of him whose pleasure it is that ye should do so, because tie that does not ..."

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