behoove definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • is necessary or proper for: It behooves you about to use.
    • becoming essential for; become complement; to be meet for, with regards to prerequisite, responsibility, or convenience; -- mostly utilized impersonally.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • become essential or appropriate.
    • becoming necessary, healthy, or appropriate; to befit; to belong as due.
  • verb:
    • to match; to befit
    • is required
    • to stay in an individual's most useful interest; to profit
    • be proper or required
  • noun:
    • positive aspect; behoof.
    • An obsolete form (properly dative) of behoof.
  • others:
    • becoming fit or fulfill for, pertaining to necessity, responsibility, or convenience; be needed for; come to be: now utilized only within the 3rd person singular with it as subject.
    • To relate solely to the benefit of; concern the well being of: previously combined with a frequent nominative.
    • To be essential, appropriate, or fit.
    • Also spelled behove.

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