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"behest" in British English

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behestnoun

uk   us   /bɪˈhest/ formal
at sb's behest/at the behest of sb because someone has ​asked or ​ordered you to do something: The ​budgetproposal 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: Congressadopted the ​budgetresolution at the behest of the ​president.
(Definition of behest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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