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behoove

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verb be·hoove \bi-ˈhüv, bē-\

Simple Definition of behoove

  • : to be necessary or proper for (someone)

Full Definition of behoove

be·hoovedbe·hoov·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to be necessary, proper, or advantageous for <it behooves us to go>

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to be necessary, fit, or proper

Origin of behoove

Middle English behoven, from Old English behōfian, from behōf


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with behoove



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