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Verb (intransitive), Verb (transitive)


Behoovev. t. [OE. bihoven, behoven, AS. behfian to have need of, fr. behf. See Behoof.].
     To be necessary for; to be fit for; to be meet for, with respect to necessity, duty, or convenience; -- mostly used impersonally.  [1913 Webster]
    "And thus it behooved Christ to suffer."  [1913 Webster]
Behoovev. i. 
     To be necessary, fit, or suitable; to befit; to belong as due.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
     Advantage; behoof.  [1913 Webster]
    "It shall not be to his behoove."  [1913 Webster]




VB be the duty of, be incumbent, on, be responsible, behoove, become, befit, beseem, belong to, pertain to, fall to one's lot, devolve on, lie upon, lie on one's head, lie at one's door, rest with, rest on the shoulders of, take upon oneself, be bound to, become bound to, be sponsor for, become sponsor for, incur a responsibility, be under an obligation, stand under an obligation, lie under an obligation, have to answer for, owe to it oneself, impose a duty enjoin, require, exact, bind, bind over, saddle with, prescribe, assign, call upon, look to, oblige, enter upon a duty, perform a duty, observe a duty, fulfill a duty, discharge a duty, adhere to a duty, acquit oneself of a duty, satisfy a duty, enter upon an obligation, perform an obligation, observe an obligation, fulfill an obligation, discharge an obligation, adhere to an obligation, acquit oneself of an obligation, satisfy an obligation, act one's part, redeem one's pledge, do justice to, be at one's post, do duty, do one's duty, be on one's good behavior, mind one's P's and Q's.

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