at (someone's) behest

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at (someone's) behest

Done according to the whims or commands of someone else. Everything is done at our children's behest; it's like they're the bosses of the family! I'm presenting you this subpoena at the behest of the civil court.
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There should be lie detector test on Sonia as well as Rahul since the plot was hatched in their knowledge, in their house, and at their behest."
The leaders of Muhajir Qaumi Movement were facing the charges that 4 workers of MQM were kidnapped at their behest. 3 among them were subjected to severe torture and were set free later but one Farooq was killed.