What does behest mean?

Definitions for behest
bɪˈhɛstbe·hest

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. behest(noun)

    an authoritative command or request

Wiktionary

  1. behest(Noun)

    A command, bidding; sometimes also, an authoritative request.

  2. behest(Verb)

    To promise; vow.

  3. Origin: From behæs, from bi, from . Final -t by analogy with other similar words in -t. Related to behatan, beheit, behet. Compare also hest, hight.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Behest(noun)

    that which is willed or ordered; a command; a mandate; an injunction

  2. Behest(noun)

    a vow; a promise

  3. Behest(verb)

    to vow

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Behest

    be-hest′, n. command: charge. [A.S. behǽs, a promise. See Hest.]

Anagrams for behest »

  1. Thebes, Thêbes

  2. Thebes

How to pronounce behest?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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How to say behest in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of behest in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of behest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of behest in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Breen:

    That execution of that 9-year-old boy has to come from one singularly evil person, not from a plan. His killer did so of his own volition and for his own reason. Not at the behest or help of Corey Morgan.

  2. New York mayor:

    We have never confronted in recent decades the reality of a war with a government of a large country with an international terror network at its behest, new Yorkers deserve to know that we have entered into a different reality.

  3. Ken Cook:

    There has never been a president who has actively pursued an agenda so hostile to the environment and public health at the behest of polluters than Mr. Trump, it's absurd for President Trump to claim any environmental credentials when his administration continues to drive a destructive pro-polluter agenda at the expense of the American people.

  4. Jay Tabb:

    The FBI will not tolerate surveillance being conducted here in the United States at the behest of foreign nations like Iran, such activity is intimidating, particularly to individuals who exercise their constitutional rights to free speech and criticize the Iranian government. The FBI will continue to pursue such activity on U.S. soil and disrupt efforts by any individuals who take such actions on behalf of Iran.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    He who actually works at home like a donkey at the behest of his spouse does basically his job like an ass as an employee in the business house. He could neither be creative like imaginative/ inventive/ innovative nor ever effective like positive/proactive/productive, but can easily endure every humiliation in the private organization and so often stays for over ten years at the single workplace. He spends time with a single objective to make merely money in the company only for his wife throughout his life.

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