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 Dictionary entry overview: What does behoove mean? 

BEHOOVE (verb)
  The verb BEHOOVE has 1 sense:

1. be appropriate or necessary

  Familiarity information: BEHOOVE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

BEHOOVE (verb)

Sense 1behoove [BACK TO TOP]


Be appropriate or necessary

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations


behoove; behove

Context example:

It behooves us to reflect on this matter

Hypernyms (to "behoove" is one way to...):

conform to; fit; meet (satisfy a condition or restriction)

Sentence frame:

It ----s that CLAUSE

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