behove

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behove

(bɪˈhəʊv) or

behoove

vb
(tr; impersonal) archaic to be necessary or fitting for: it behoves me to arrest you.
[Old English behōfian; related to Middle Low German behōven]
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behove


Past participle: behoved
Gerund: behoving

Imperative
behove
behove
Present
I behove
you behove
he/she/it behoves
we behove
you behove
they behove
Preterite
I behoved
you behoved
he/she/it behoved
we behoved
you behoved
they behoved
Present Continuous
I am behoving
you are behoving
he/she/it is behoving
we are behoving
you are behoving
they are behoving
Present Perfect
I have behoved
you have behoved
he/she/it has behoved
we have behoved
you have behoved
they have behoved
Past Continuous
I was behoving
you were behoving
he/she/it was behoving
we were behoving
you were behoving
they were behoving
Past Perfect
I had behoved
you had behoved
he/she/it had behoved
we had behoved
you had behoved
they had behoved
Future
I will behove
you will behove
he/she/it will behove
we will behove
you will behove
they will behove
Future Perfect
I will have behoved
you will have behoved
he/she/it will have behoved
we will have behoved
you will have behoved
they will have behoved
Future Continuous
I will be behoving
you will be behoving
he/she/it will be behoving
we will be behoving
you will be behoving
they will be behoving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been behoving
you have been behoving
he/she/it has been behoving
we have been behoving
you have been behoving
they have been behoving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been behoving
you will have been behoving
he/she/it will have been behoving
we will have been behoving
you will have been behoving
they will have been behoving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been behoving
you had been behoving
he/she/it had been behoving
we had been behoving
you had been behoving
they had been behoving
Conditional
I would behove
you would behove
he/she/it would behove
we would behove
you would behove
they would behove
Past Conditional
I would have behoved
you would have behoved
he/she/it would have behoved
we would have behoved
you would have behoved
they would have behoved
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.behove - be appropriate or necessary; "It behooves us to reflect on this matter"
conform to, fit, meet - satisfy a condition or restriction; "Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?"
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behove

verb (Archaic) be fitting, benefit, be necessary, be wise, befit, be advisable, be obligatory, be incumbent upon, beseem I think it behoves us, sir, to get out of here with all speed.
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Translations

behove

[bɪˈhəʊv] behoove (US) [bɪˈhuːv] IMPERS VT (frm) it behoves him to + INFINle incumbe + infin
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behove

[bɪˈhəʊv] (= British) behoove [bɪˈhuːv] (US) vtincomber
It behoves us to → Il nous incombe de ...
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behove

, (US) behoove
vt impers (form)sich geziemen (geh)(sb to do sth für jdn, etw zu tun)
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behove

[bɪˈhəʊv] behoove (Am) [bɪˈhuːv] impers vt (old) (frm) to behove sb to do sthstare a qn (il) fare qc
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References in classic literature ?
So the next day they all wended their way from Sherwood Forest, but by different paths, for it behooved them to be very crafty; so the band separated into parties of twos and threes, which were all to meet again in a tangled dell that lay near to Nottingham Town.
It behooved him, also, to keep his party together, to guard against any predatory attack upon the main body; he continued on his way, therefore, without dividing his forces.
"A desert would not have been amiss," said Porthos; "but it behooved us to find it."