what is difference between behoove and behove
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /bɪˈhuːv/
- (General American) IPA(key): /bɨˈhuːv/
- Rhymes: -uːv
- Hyphenation: be‧hoove
behoove (third-person singular simple present behooves, present participle behooving, simple past and past participle behooved)
- (chiefly US) Alternative form of behove.
- Alternative form of behove
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”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /bɪˈhəʊv/
- (General American) IPA(key): /biˈhoʊv/
- Rhymes: -əʊv
- Hyphenation: be‧hove
behove (third-person singular simple present behoves, present participle behoving, simple past and past participle behoved)
- (transitive, formal) To befit, to suit.
- (transitive, formal) To be necessary for (someone).
- (transitive, formal) To be in the best interest of; to benefit.
- (intransitive, formal) To be needful, meet or becoming.
- behoove (chiefly US)
- behovable, behoovable
- byhove, bihove, behoove, behoofe, byhufe, beove
From Old English behōfe.
- IPA(key): /biˈhoːv(ə)/
- Benefit, advantage.
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”.
- “bihọ̄ve, n. (orig. dative).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 4 April 2018.