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behove

[bih-hohv] /bɪˈhoʊv/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), behoved, behoving. Chiefly British
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behove

/bɪˈhəʊv/
verb
1.
(transitive; impersonal) (archaic) to be necessary or fitting for: it behoves me to arrest you
Word Origin
Old English behōfian; related to Middle Low German behōven
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behove

chiefly British English spelling of behoove.

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