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behoove    : [bɪh'uv]
Behoove \Be*hoove"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Behooved}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Behooving}.] [OE. bihoven, behoven, AS. beh?fian to
have need of, fr. beh?f. See {Behoof}.]
To be necessary for; to be fit for; to be meet for, with
respect to necessity, duty, or convenience; -- mostly used
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And thus it behooved Christ to suffer. --Luke xxiv.
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Behoove \Be*hoove"\, v. i.
To be necessary, fit, or suitable; to befit; to belong as
due. --Chaucer.
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Behoove \Be*hoove"\, n.
Advantage; behoof. [Obs.]
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It shall not be to his behoove. --Gower.
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