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's your personal capital so it behooves you to place a value on it and ensure that you receive a fair share and suitable reward from the market.
It behooves you to make sure you've covered all your bases," Rotante said.
It behooves you to check to make sure your net lessees are complying with their contractual obligations," Rudd added.