verb (used with or without object), be·hoved, be·hov·ing. Chiefly British.
- behrens, peter,
- behring's law,
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
US behoove (bɪˈhuːv)
Word Origin for behove
chiefly British English spelling of behoove.