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

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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. 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.

  2. Rick Brennan:

    In the short term, you have the immediate threat of ISIS. But in the long term, the deeper threat is to Iraq’s ability to be free and independent of Iran, dependence on the Shia militias, who have sworn allegiance to the ayatollah, is a problem. The Popular Liberation Forces number about 70,000, including a core of 15,000 hardened fighters who most recently did battle at Tehran’s behest in Syria, where they fought Al Qaeda, ISIS and the Free Syrian Army, Rick Brennan said. Iraq may need their help now, but giving them an official role in the fight against ISIS could further entrench them as both a political and military force within Iraq, Rick Brennan said.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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