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behove

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

a variant of behoove.

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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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