behoove behoove  /bɪ ˈhuv/


  • (v) be appropriate or necessary


  1. It does not behoove His Church to try to hobble their minds or inhibit their search for new insights into truth.
  2. It would certainly behoove his opponents to counter these images with tales of a man about to breathe his last.
  3. JoeK said: It will behoove the Obama Administration--and the media--to pay careful attention as to how the stimulus money is being disbursed in the coming months.



  1. Reinfeldt stated "It would seem to behoove everyone to get something done well before the draft".
    on Apr 6, 2007 By: Mike Reinfeldt Source:

  2. "We'll exchange ideas," Bickerstaff said. "I think it would behoove both of us to listen. It's an addition, and I've always been a guy who believes input is important. I think we're all on the same page in trying to make this team better. A...
    on Jun 22, 2006 By: Bernie Bickerstaff Source: USA Today

  3. "Until we receive satisfactory answers regarding the security issue, we will not allow such a decision to pass," Vilnai said. "It would not behoove them to threaten me with timetables."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Matan Vilnai Source: Ha'aretz

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