verb (used with or without object), be·hoved, be·hov·ing. Chiefly British.
Examples from the Web for behoved
Historical Examples of behoved
Why should you have had any thought but for the game you were playing, and how it behoved you to play it?That Boy Of Norcott's
Charles James Lever
But she knew that in her present condition it behoved her to be especially careful.Kept in the Dark
For Messer Cino, it behoved him also to advise seriously about his position.Little Novels of Italy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
In so dire a crisis it behoved a leading man to weigh his words.William Pitt and the Great War
John Holland Rose
He behoved, he judged, to be sick; an' sick he was—little he jaloosed the sickness.
US behoove (bɪˈhuːv)
Word Origin for behove
chiefly British English spelling of behoove.