behoove [ bih-hoov ]
verb (used with object), be·hooved, be·hoov·ing.
1. to be necessary or proper for, as for moral or ethical considerations; be incumbent on: It behooves the court to weigh evidence impartially.
2. to be worthwhile to, as for personal profit or advantage: It would behoove you to be nicer to those who could help you.
verb (used without object), be·hooved, be·hoov·ing.
3. Archaic. to be needful, proper, or due: Perseverance is a quality that behooves in a scholar.
Also especially British, be·hove [bih-hohv].
WORDS RELATED TO BEHOOVE
befit, suit, beseem
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OTHER WORDS FOR BEHOOVE
2 benefit, advantage, serve, better, advance; suit, befit, beseem.
Origin: First recorded before 900; Middle English behoven, Old English behōfian “to need” (behōf behoof + -ian infinitive suffix)
HOW TO USE BEHOOVE IN A SENTENCE
So I thought it behooved us, on the 20th anniversary of starting that list, to take a harder look at what progress means.
WHAT PROGRESS MEANS|KATIE MCLEAN|FEBRUARY 24, 2021|MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
If so, it would behoove Yaalon, and Melamed, to reveal the details of their conversations.
WHY DID A CONTROVERSIAL YESHIVA REGAIN ISRAELI GOVERNMENT APPROVAL?|ZACK PARKER|JULY 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Now as heretofore it will behoove the Editor of these pages, were it never so unsuccessfully, to do his endeavor.
SARTOR RESARTUS|THOMAS CARLYLE
It was not that he feared an action for breach of promise, but that, as a gentleman, it would behoove him to be true to his word.
MR. SCARBOROUGH'S FAMILY|ANTHONY TROLLOPE
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