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be•hoove



Pronunciation: (bi-hOOv'), [key]
v., -hooved, -hoov•ing.

(chiefly in impersonal use)

v.t.
1. to be necessary or proper for, as for moral or ethical considerations; be incumbent on: It behooves the court to weigh evidence impartially.
2. to be worthwhile to, as for personal profit or advantage: It would behoove you to be nicer to those who could help you.

v.i.
Archaic.to be needful, proper, or due: Perseverance is a quality that behooves in a scholar.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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