Meaning of “behest” in the English Dictionary

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"behest" in British English

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uk /bɪˈhest/ us /bɪˈhest/ formal
at sb's behest/at the behest of sb

because someone has asked or ordered you to do something:

The budget proposal was adopted at the mayor's behest.

(Definition of “behest” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"behest" in American English

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behestnoun [ U ]

us /bɪˈhest/ fml

a request:

Congress adopted the budget resolution at the behest of the president.

(Definition of “behest” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)