behove

[ bih-hohv ]
/ bɪˈhoʊv /
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verb (used with or without object), be·hoved, be·hov·ing. Chiefly British.


Nearby words

  1. behold,
  2. beholden,
  3. beholder,
  4. behoof,
  5. behoove,
  6. behrens,
  7. behrens, peter,
  8. behring,
  9. behring's law,
  10. behrman

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British Dictionary definitions for behove

behove

US behoove (bɪˈhuːv)

/ (bɪˈhəʊv) /

verb

(tr; impersonal) archaic to be necessary or fitting forit behoves me to arrest you

Word Origin for behove

Old English behōfian; related to Middle Low German behōven

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Word Origin and History for behove

behove

chiefly British English spelling of behoove.

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