V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to be necessary, advantageous, or appropriate

Synonyms: befit, profit, require, oblige, help, benefit


Tips: Behoove is usually used in the sense of "something behooves…" meaning that something is fitting, proper, or prudent, given the circumstances. If it behooves you to do something, it means that doing it will benefit you in some way.

Usage Examples:

It would behoove you to tell me what's wrong, so I can help you sort out the problem. (befit, help)

It behooves us to provide our employees with the best compensation plan possible. (benefits, profits)

It would behoove you to be respectful toward your coworkers; you never know when one of them will become your boss. (help, benefit)

I think it would behoove us to consider his recommendation. (benefit, profit, help)

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