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be·hoove

 (bĭ-ho͞ov′)
v. be·hooved, be·hoov·ing, be·hooves
v.tr.
To be necessary or proper for: It behooves you at least to try.
v.intr.
To be necessary or proper.

[Middle English behoven, from Old English behōfian; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]

be•hoove

(bɪˈhuv)

v. -hooved, -hoov•ing. (chiefly in impersonal use) v.t.
1. to be necessary or proper for: It behooves us to reconsider.
v.i.
2. to be necessary, proper, or due.
[before 900; Middle English behoven, Old English behōfian to need, v. derivative of behōf behoof]

behoove


Past participle: behooved
Gerund: behooving

Imperative
behoove
behoove
Present
I behoove
you behoove
he/she/it behooves
we behoove
you behoove
they behoove
Preterite
I behooved
you behooved
he/she/it behooved
we behooved
you behooved
they behooved
Present Continuous
I am behooving
you are behooving
he/she/it is behooving
we are behooving
you are behooving
they are behooving
Present Perfect
I have behooved
you have behooved
he/she/it has behooved
we have behooved
you have behooved
they have behooved
Past Continuous
I was behooving
you were behooving
he/she/it was behooving
we were behooving
you were behooving
they were behooving
Past Perfect
I had behooved
you had behooved
he/she/it had behooved
we had behooved
you had behooved
they had behooved
Future
I will behoove
you will behoove
he/she/it will behoove
we will behoove
you will behoove
they will behoove
Future Perfect
I will have behooved
you will have behooved
he/she/it will have behooved
we will have behooved
you will have behooved
they will have behooved
Future Continuous
I will be behooving
you will be behooving
he/she/it will be behooving
we will be behooving
you will be behooving
they will be behooving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been behooving
you have been behooving
he/she/it has been behooving
we have been behooving
you have been behooving
they have been behooving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been behooving
you will have been behooving
he/she/it will have been behooving
we will have been behooving
you will have been behooving
they will have been behooving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been behooving
you had been behooving
he/she/it had been behooving
we had been behooving
you had been behooving
they had been behooving
Conditional
I would behoove
you would behoove
he/she/it would behoove
we would behoove
you would behoove
they would behoove
Past Conditional
I would have behooved
you would have behooved
he/she/it would have behooved
we would have behooved
you would have behooved
they would have behooved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.behoove - 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?"

behoove

verb
To be appropriate or suitable to:
Archaic: beseem.