verb (used with or without object), be·hoved, be·hov·ing. Chiefly British.
Examples from the Web for behove
The obligation of such, therefore, even as those of the covenants specified, behove to continue.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
And I'll tell you what, Mrs. O'Dwyer, it does behove us all to put our best foot out now.Castle Richmond|Anthony Trollope
Did it not behove him as a man to find his way into the girl's presence and to assist her with his courage?Lady Anna|Anthony Trollope
It did not behove even those who would win by the transaction to stand up for its honesty.The Duke's Children|Anthony Trollope
Shields had said it was thirty miles, and it behove the driver to make it seem as short as possible.The Orphan|Clarence E. Mulford