behove

behove

[bih-hohv]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), behoved, behoving. Chiefly British.
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behove or (US) behoove (bɪˈhəʊv, bɪˈhuːv)
 
vb
archaic (tr; impersonal) to be necessary or fitting for: it behoves me to arrest you
 
[Old English behōfian; related to Middle Low German behōven]
 
behoove or (US) behoove
 
vb
 
[Old English behōfian; related to Middle Low German behōven]

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behove
British spelling of behoove.
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