behoove vs behove what difference

what is difference between behoove and behove

English

Etymology

See behove.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /bɪˈhuːv/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /bɨˈhuːv/
  • Rhymes: -uːv
  • Hyphenation: be‧hoove

Verb

behoove (third-person singular simple present behooves, present participle behooving, simple past and past participle behooved)

  1. (chiefly US) Alternative form of behove.

Middle English

Noun

behoove (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of behove


English

Etymology

From Middle English behoven, bihoven (to be necessary, requisite; to be compelled or required (to do something)), from Old English behōfian (to need; to be necessary), from Proto-Germanic *bihōfōną (advantage, behoof, profit; need), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂p- (to grab, seize). The word is cognate with Old Frisian bihōvia (to need), Dutch behoeven (to need), obsolete German behufen (cf. Behuf), Danish behøve (to need), Norwegian behøve (to need), Swedish behöva (to have use for, to need).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /bɪˈhəʊv/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /biˈhoʊv/
  • Rhymes: -əʊv
  • Hyphenation: be‧hove

Verb

behove (third-person singular simple present behoves, present participle behoving, simple past and past participle behoved)

  1. (transitive, formal) To befit, to suit.
  2. (transitive, formal) To be necessary for (someone).
  3. (transitive, formal) To be in the best interest of; to benefit.
  4. (intransitive, formal) To be needful, meet or becoming.

Alternative forms

  • behoove (chiefly US)

Related terms

Derived terms

  • behovable, behoovable

Translations


Middle English

Alternative forms

  • byhove, bihove, behoove, behoofe, byhufe, beove

Etymology

From Old English behōfe.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /biˈhoːv(ə)/

Noun

behove (uncountable)

  1. Benefit, advantage.
  2. Duty.

Usage notes

This term is typically found as part of a dative phrase beginning with to, unto or at; e.g., “to þy behove” means “to your advantage”.

Synonyms

  • behofþe

Related terms

References

  • “bihọ̄ve, n. (orig. dative).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 4 April 2018.

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