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]

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
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?"

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.
Translations

behove

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

behove

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

behove

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

behove

[bɪˈhəʊv] behoove (Am) [bɪˈhuːv] impers vt (old) (frm) to behove sb to do sthstare a qn (il) fare qc
References in classic literature ?
Stryver inaugurated the Long Vacation with a formal proposal to take Miss Manette to Vauxhall Gardens; that failing, to Ranelagh; that unaccountably failing too, it behoved him to present himself in Soho, and there declare his noble mind.
The better I loved her, the more it behoved me never to forget it.
I told him that some serious thing must have happened to Moreau by this time, or he would have returned before this, and that it behoved us to ascertain what that catastrophe was.
It behoved him, therefore, to upset this state of affairs and embroil the powers, so as to make himself securely master of part of their states.
Well, it behoved me to divine them, and to probe them, and that as soon as possible.