verb (used with object), be·hooved, be·hoov·ing.
verb (used without object), be·hooved, be·hoov·ing.
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
Old English behofian "to have need of, have use for," verbal form of the ancient compound word represented by behoof.
Historically, it rimes with move, prove, but being now mainly a literary word, it is generally made to rime with rove, grove, by those who know it only in books. [OED]