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1. behest

noun. ['bɪˈhɛst'] an authoritative command or request.

Synonyms

  • dictation
  • bidding
  • command

Antonyms

  • outbid
  • allow
  • permit
  • inaccessibility

Etymology

  • behæs (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Behest

  • self-professed
  • transgressed
  • unimpressed
  • telequest
  • stateswest
  • intrawest
  • eastern-west
  • dispossessed
  • unaddressed
  • telewest
  • repossessed
  • reinvest
  • progressed
  • northwest
  • indigest
  • expressed
  • distressed
  • compressed
  • undressed
  • sylvest
  • suppressed
  • suggest
  • southwest
  • request
  • repressed
  • reassessed
  • protest
  • professed
  • penwest
  • norwest

Example sentences of the word behest


1. Noun, singular or mass
Canning is a process that was invented at the behest of Napoleon and the French Army.

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