behove (v.) Old form(s): Behooues , behoue , behoues
befits, be appropriate to, be due to
2H6 I.i.180[Salisbury to York and Warwick, of Buckingham and Somerset] While these do labour for their own preferment, / Behoves it us to labour for the realm
Ham I.iii.97[Polonius to Ophelia] You do not understand yourself so clearly / As it behoves my daughter and your honour
WT I.ii.395[Polixenes to Camillo] If you know aught which does behove my knowledge / Therefore to be informed, imprison't not / In ignorant concealment
WT IV.iv.253[Autolycus to Clown] there are cozeners abroad: therefore it behoves men to be wary
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