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.