behoove (one) to (do something)

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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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It behooves them to be a player in as many interests as they can.
Because both the institution and the practitioner will be affected by these demands, it behooves them to be actively involved in quality assurance activities to ensure that they will attract their fair share of the market.