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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To be necessary, fit, or proper for. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for behove

  1. Mr. Prendergast, also, was much more anxious for the welfare of Herbert Fitzgerald than that of his cousin; but then he could feel on behalf of the man for whom he was interested that it did not behove him to take a present of an estate from the hands of the true owner. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  2. The increased activity of my intellectual system now showed itself in what I behove to be a very healthy form, direct imitation. – Father and Son by Edmund Gosse