noun, plural be·hooves [bih-hoovz] /bɪˈhuvz/.
Words nearby behoof
Origin of behoof
Definition for behooves (2 of 2)
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 behooves
I will still say that it behooves us not to forget that Morsi was no democrat.
Given that said government is now spending almost a quarter of our annual income, it behooves us to keep an eye on it.
It behooves us to get betrothed as soon as possible when these young things set up for admirers.A Little Girl in Old St. Louis|Amanda Minnie Douglas
It behooves a Christian to watch out what sort of a mate his daughter picks.The Cottage of Delight|Will N. Harben
The old singers are somewhat prolix; it behooves us to be brief.Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15)|Charles Morris
It behooves those who idolize him to examine the image before which they stand.
He got up and said: “You are the more fortunate of us two, it behooves me therefore to be the more merciful.”The Goose Man|Jacob Wassermann