Definition of


  1. (verb, stative) be appropriate or necessary

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Synonyms of Behoove


Alternate forms of Behoove

Hypernyms: conform to, fit, meet

Origin of the word Behoove

  1. O.E. behofian "to have need of," verbal form of the ancient compound word represented by behoof. more

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