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behoove

[ bih-hoov ]
/ b瑟藞huv /
(chiefly in impersonal use)
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verb (used with object), be路hooved, be路hoov路ing.
to be necessary or proper for, as for moral or ethical considerations; be incumbent on: It behooves the court to weigh evidence impartially.
to be worthwhile to, as for personal profit or advantage: It would behoove you to be nicer to those who could help you.
verb (used without object), be路hooved, be路hoov路ing.
Archaic. to be needful, proper, or due: Perseverance is a quality that behooves in a scholar.
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Also especially British, be路hove [bih-hohv] /b瑟藞ho蕣v/ .

Origin of behoove

First recorded before 900; Middle English behoven, Old English beh艒fian 鈥渢o need鈥 (beh艒f behoof + -ian infinitive suffix)
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