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behoove


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Behoove  \Be*hoove"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Behooved};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Behooving}.]  [OE.  bihoven  behoven  AS  beh?fian  to 
  have  need  of  fr  beh?f.  See  {Behoof}.] 
  To  be  necessary  for  to  be  fit  for  to  be  meet  for  with 
  respect  to  necessity,  duty,  or  convenience;  --  mostly  used 
  impersonally. 
 
  And  thus  it  behooved  Christ  to  suffer.  --Luke  xxiv. 
  46. 
  [Also  written  {behove}.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Behoove  \Be*hoove"\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  necessary,  fit  or  suitable;  to  befit;  to  belong  as 
  due.  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Behoove  \Be*hoove"\,  n. 
  Advantage;  behoof.  [Obs.] 
 
  It  shall  not  be  to  his  behoove.  --Gower. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  behoove 
  v  :  be  appropriate  or  necessary;  "IT  behooves  us  to  reflect  on 
  this  matter"  [syn:  {behove}] 




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