verb (used with or without object), be·hoved, be·hov·ing. Chiefly British.
Examples from the Web for behoved
Behoved him teach them, then, to put them on;— And that you have to learn.The Hunchback|James Sheridan Knowles
To be sure, I might have pleaded my fatigue, which was excuse enough; but I thought it behoved that I 246 should bear a testimony.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 10 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
She asked if indeed she must, and he assured her it behoved her so to do.The Merrie Tales Of Jacques Tournebroche|Anatole France
It behoved me to derive instant advantage from the situation.My Own Affairs|Louise, Princess of Belgium
Behoved him to break the line which stood so firm above him.Joan of Arc|Laura E. Richards
British Dictionary definitions for behoved
US behoove (bɪˈhuːv)
Word Origin for behove
Word Origin and History for behoved
chiefly British English spelling of behoove.