Definitions of behove

  1. be appropriate or necessary; "IT behooves us to reflect on this matter" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. and derivatives. See Behoove, &c. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. and derivatives. See Behoove, &c. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To be necessary, fit, or proper for. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. To be fit; to be necessary for; used chiefly in the 3d pers. Sing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. BEHOOVE, be-h[=oo]v, v.t. to be fit, right, or necessary for--now only used impersonally with it.--adj. BEHOVE'FUL, useful: profitable.--adv. BEHOVE'FULLY (obs.). [M. E. behóf, dat. behove; A.S. behófian, to be fit, to stand in need of.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  7. -hoove, v.t. impers. Be incumbent on (person) to (do something). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary