[bih-hohv] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for behoved

Historical Examples of behoved

British Dictionary definitions for behoved


US behoove (bɪˈhuːv)

  1. (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 behoved


chiefly British English spelling of behoove.

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