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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If they are going to recycle these things in Europe, whether they are shredded or demanufactured, it would behoove them to make the top of the laptop case easier to unsnap so that you can get at the tube without breaking it.
It would behoove them to remember that the policy of containment, which they favor, brought us the Iron Curtain, the Cold War, the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War.
However, we maintain that the interests of justice behoove them to seek such redress in Guyana where the issues that they would wish to raise in connection with the spill are so much easier to understand and assess than in Quebec.