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Definition of behoove verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

behoove

 verb
verb
NAmE//bɪˈhuv//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they behoove he / she / it behooves past simple behooved -ing form behooving
 
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Idioms
it behooves somebody to do something (formal)
 
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it is right or necessary for someone to do something It behooves us to study these findings carefully. It ill behooves her to (= she should not) criticize her colleagues.