verb (used with or without object), be·hoved, be·hov·ing. Chiefly British.
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Historical Examples of behove
It seemed to behove me to come to you and offer you my hand i' your affliction.Julia And Her Romeo: A Chronicle Of Castle Barfield
David Christie Murray
It behove him to be wary in dealing with this superb tigress.A Coin of Edward VII
When an individual is miserable, what does it most of all behove him to do?Past and Present
There must be something behind all this; and so it behove him to keep his eyes open.The Count's Millions
It does not behove a master of hounds to seek counsel in difficulty from anyone.The Landleaguers
US behoove (bɪˈhuːv)
Word Origin for behove
chiefly British English spelling of behoove.