verb (used with object), be·hooved, be·hoov·ing.
verb (used without object), be·hooved, be·hoov·ing.
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Origin of behoove
Examples from the Web for behoove
But, considering your generous resolution, it does not behoove me to complain of our fate.Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia|L. Mhlbach,
The old man had two favorite words—behoove and emit—but behoove was evidently his choice.Europe Revised|Irvin S. Cobb
It does not behoove us, who neither believe in their right to prohibit free assembly, nor to permit it, to appeal to them.
Therefore it does not behoove any active man to make gratuitous additions of a peculiar nature to the law of business.
In all ways, it behooved men to quit simulacra and return to fact; cost what it might, that did behoove to be done.Heroes and Hero Worship|Thomas Carlyle