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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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it behooves (one) to (do something)

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

it behooves one to do something

Cliché it is necessary for one to do something; it is incumbent (up)on someone to do something. It behooves me to report the crime. It behooves you to pay for the window that you broke.
See also: behoof, one
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To restore faith in the election process, it behooves the federal government to take action.
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With this past January's merger still under regulatory scrutiny, it most likely behooves AOL to maintain its relationship with CBS instead of pairing with corporate brother CNN.
"It behooves us as educators to reveal them and to make the greatest use of them.
Sharing data brings such enormous economies of scale that it behooves practices that work together to standardize and integrate their information systems.
It hardly behooves the United States to counsel nuclear continence to promiscuous nations, though Israel for geopolitical reasons happens not to be on our blacklist of delinquents.
It certainly behooves all managers and owners to become better informed and trained in how ergonomics affects work and job performance.
So it behooves the inexperienced prospector to choose a "good" colony -- one not too thinly or thickly settled, and one exuding a particularly confident tone of chatter.
It behooves the rest of us to read it to find out what those neophytes are learning.
'It behooves upon America...to be prudent and patient.'
Clearly, as we face declining resource issues, it behooves academic institutions to understand the value of infrastructure in their capital improvement programs.
"It behooves us, then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness." (Proclamation for National Day of Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer, adopted March 3, 1863)