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Monday January 26, 2015

Behoove (bi-HOOV)

To be advantageous or worthwhile, to be necessary or proper

Usage Examples

  • It would behoove you to put on plenty of mosquito repellant before going into the woods.
  • As his father, it behooves you to teach your son to work hard and respect others.

Word Usage Tip

BEHOOVE = SHOULD

  • A company SHOULD treat its employees well in order to maximize production and mitigate turnover.
  • It BEHOOVES a company to treat its employees well in order to maximize production and mitigate turnover.

THINK... how can you use behoove in a conversation today?


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