meaning of behest

behest meaning in General Dictionary

To vow

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  • what is willed or ordered a command a mandate an injunction
  • a respected demand or demand
  • what is willed or ordered; a command; a mandate; an injunction.
  • A vow; a promise.
  • To vow.

behest meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Old English beh


behest meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) What is willed or purchased; a command; a mandate; an injunction.

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  • (letter.) A vow; a promise.
  • (v. t.) To promise.

Sentence Examples with the word behest

Dholahtaf, but is now known as the Cherra-Saadeh, and is in the popular tradition said to have been excavated by a man from Basra at the behest of a woman of Hit whom he desired to make his wife.

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