Definition Of behest


a person's orders or command.

they had assembled at his behest

Example Of behest

  • Even if people switch their votes from party to party, election by election it does not follow that they do so at the behest of their daily paper.

  • He was merely rebalancing his portfolio, at the behest of his financial adviser.

  • The early European navigators and explorers mostly undertook their voyages at the behest of kings in search of wealth.

  • The items were sold at the behest of his descendants and fetched much more than the auctioneers had bargained for.

  • the slaughter of the male children at the behest of Herod

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