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English definition of “behove”

behove

verb uk   /bɪˈhəʊv/ us    /-ˈhoʊv/ UK old-fashioned formal ( US behoove,   /bɪˈhuːv/   )
it behoves sb to do sth it is right for someone to do something: It ill behoves you to (= you should not) speak so rudely of your parents.
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