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Definition of the noun behest

What does behest mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: behests

  1. an authoritative command or request
    • example: He testified that the wire-tapping was carried out at the behest of his superiors.
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic words: bid / bidding / command / dictation = an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

Definition of the verb behest

What does behest mean as a doing word?

verb

  1. [obsolete] To promise; vow.

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Google previewThe Stuff of a Lifetime (2016)

Self, Sense, Soul, and Spirit in Human Experience by Gene Ruyle

A behest is a command, injunction, or bidding, and to behest formerly meant “to vow or promise” (OED). Behesting means fashioning one's “more” into an historical act and experience of life. Those who do this not only have a sense of history, ...

Google previewThe Columbia Guide to Standard American English (2005)

by Kenneth Wilson

A behest is a command, an urging, or a very strong request: At the president's behest, we made an appointment with the foreign minister. A request is anything asked for, petitioned for. Behest is a more formal and old-fashioned, but it iS still in ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2001)

by Bryan A. Garner

behest is a stronger word than request; it means (1) "a command," or (2) "a strong urging." Bequest is sometimes misused ...

Google previewA Lexicon of Freemasonry. ... Third edition, enlarged and improved by the author. [With a portrait.] (1856)

by Albert Gallatin MACKEY

behest. of. humanity,. it. strictly. enjoins. industry. and. frugality,. that so our hands may ever be filled with the means of exercising that charity to which our hearts should ever dispose us.” MORIAH, MOUNT. A hill on the north-east side of ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (2003)

by American Heritage Dictionary

go to irequently, happening oiten 4, We have also included synonvm lists lor idioms and phrasal verbs deitved Irom manv oi the headwords, Sections lor idioms and phrasal verbs are marked by a : behest jatthe behest of 12 at the order oi 13.

Google previewFowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

by Henry Watson Fowler, Jeremy Butterfield

behest. An ancient, somewhat formal, word, used especially in the phrase at the behest (of): e.g. Van Dyck painted all five of the surviving royal children at the behest ...

Google previewDictionary of English Etymology (1859)

by Hensleigh Wedgwood (M.A.)

Behest. — Best Command, injunction. AS. Has, command ; behws, vow ; behat, gehat, vow, promise ; behatan, gehatan, OE. behete, to vow, to promise ; AS. hatan, to vow, promise, command ; Du. heeten, to command, to name, to call, to be ...

Google previewEncyclopædia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge ... (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

BEHEST. \-y-' BEHET. BEHIND. S-N-' BEHOWL ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

S silene inflata or bladder campion BEHEST, Be ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1808)

Illustrating the Words in Their Different Significations, by Examples from Ancient and Modern Writers; Shewing Their Affinity to Those of Other Languages, and Especially the Northern; Explaining Many Terms, Which, Though Now Obsolete in England by John Jamieson

beheste, id. 2. Engagement, covenant. The goddis all vuto witnes drew sche, The sternes and planetis gidaris of fatis, And gifthare ony deite be that watis, Or persauis luflaris inequale of behest, ...

Google previewChembers 21 Century Dictionary

by Allied

behest /bi'hest/ t> noun, formal or old use a command or request.

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Behest Meaning

Video shows what behest means. A command, bidding; sometimes also, an authoritative request.. A vow; a promise.. Behest Meaning. How to pronounce ...

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A puppet king has no brain or own freewill
He only does what the puppet master wants
Devoid of a mind n’ soul he’s made to kill
Acting at behest of politicos’ n’ dilettantes

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Scrabble value of B3E1H4E1S1T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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