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behoove (one) to (do something)

To be a beneficial action for one to take. It behooves him to give his boss two weeks' notice so that he maintains a good professional relationship with her. It would behoove you to call your mother before she hears about your pregnancy from someone else.
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behoove one to do something

Cliché [for someone] to be obliged to do something. It behooves you to apologize to her for how you insulted her. It behooves me to make up for all the help you have given me.
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So before you DVD lovers celebrate the timeless victory of your technology it might behoove you to remember that somewhere in this world lives a poor rich son-of-a-gun who converted his entire collection of home movies onto laser disc, never to be seen again.
While we have a global presence via the Internet, we realize that to be competitive in a global economy it will behoove us to have a local presence as well.
At a time when the ruling party is this powerful, with a President with an authoritarian bent at its helm, it behooves the Senate-as it behooves the whole nation-that everything be done to secure and promote the legitimacy and impartiality of the impeachment proceedings,' she said in a statement.
It behooves every Kenyan to preserve the sanctity of the grounds not just for these noble reasons; the park is the most popular place in the CBD where members of the public retreat to enjoy the freshness of the 'city in the sun' and meditate upon the challenges of their daily struggles.
Having said that, it behooves Malacaang to disclose the current state of health of the president if only to quell any speculation about his health.
It behooves club owners, executives and managers to take responsibility for human capital risks, identify the nature of those risks, proactively respond and constantly send signals that they will not be the cause of any likely risk or club failure that is within their control.
But John is passionate, John is convinced that this is a fatal flaw, and I think sometimes as legislators it behooves us to give people a vehicle to express their citizenship.
But like paying taxes, plodding through it is a painful experience that behooves you nonetheless.
Whereas Harrington Memorial Hospital (in Southbridge) serves the region, it just behooves us to make an all-inclusive location," Lt.
Though the reader may not agree with Carlin's arguments, it greatly behooves open-minded thinkers of all faiths to contemplate them at length, and evaluate what personal values are embraced through voting for a specific candidate, and what it truly means to be a Democrat.
Clearly, as we face declining resource issues, it behooves academic institutions to understand the value of infrastructure in their capital improvement programs.
It behooves the husband and wife to share responsibility for their fertility chart, which belongs to the couple together rather than to the married woman alone.
Finally, as to pro-bono obligations, the Enron scandal and other well-publicized accounting misfeasance or malfeasance have damaged the accounting profession's reputation in the public's eyes, which behooves CPAs to do what they can to restore the public's trust and admiration for the profession.
And since Mother Nature is not known for showing mercy on the unprepared, it behooves us to be ready for the unexpected overnight stay in the woods or true life-threatening situation.
AS PARENTS, EDUCATORS, AND CHURCH LEADERS, IT behooves us to consider carefully the messages we're giving our children about war and patriotism.