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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (1)

1. be appropriate or necessary;
- Example: "It behooves us to reflect on this matter"
[syn: behoove, behove]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Behoove \Be*hoove"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Behooved; p. pr. & vb. n. Behooving.] [OE. bihoven, behoven, AS. beh?fian to have need of, fr. beh?f. See Behoof.] To be necessary for; to be fit for; to be meet for, with respect to necessity, duty, or convenience; -- mostly used impersonally. [1913 Webster] And thus it behooved Christ to suffer. --Luke xxiv. 46. [1913 Webster] [Also written behove.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Behove \Be*hove"\, v., and derivatives. See Behoove, &c. [1913 Webster]




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