behest(redirected from behests)
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1. An authoritative command.
2. An urgent request: I called the office at the behest of my assistant.
an authoritative order or earnest request
[Old English behǣs, from behātan; see be-, hest]
1. a command; directive.
2. an earnest request.
behest, request - Behest is a stronger term than request.
See also related terms for request.
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|Noun||1.||behest - an authoritative command or request|
at someone's behest at someone's command, by someone's order, at someone's demand, at someone's wish, by someone's decree, at someone's bidding, at someone's instruction, by someone's mandate, at someone's dictate, at someone's commandment He did it at his wife's behest.
behest[bɪˈhest] N (frm) at his behest → a petición suya
at sb's behest, at the behest of sb → sur l'ordre de qn