A person’s orders or command: they had assembled at his behest
More example sentences
- To say what was done was done at the behest of officials is totally incorrect.
- He was merely rebalancing his portfolio, at the behest of his financial adviser.
- The items were sold at the behest of his descendants and fetched much more than the auctioneers had bargained for.
instruction, bidding, request, requirement, wish, desire;
command, order, decree, edict, rule, ruling, directive, direction, charge, will, dictate, demand, insistence, injunction, mandate, precept
Old English behǣs 'a vow', from a Germanic base meaning 'bid'; related to hight.
Words that rhyme with behestabreast, arrest, attest, beau geste, bequest, best, blessed, blest, breast, Brest, Bucharest, Budapest, celeste, chest, contest, crest, digest, divest, guest, hest, infest, ingest, jest, lest, Midwest, molest, nest, northwest, pest, prestressed, protest, quest, rest, self-addressed, self-confessed, self-possessed, southwest, suggest, test, Trieste, unaddressed, unexpressed, unimpressed, unpressed, unstressed, vest, west, wrest, zest
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