English to Afrikaans Meaning :: behest

Behest :
- aandrangbehests

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Noun(1) an authoritative command or request

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(1) 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.(2) they had assembled at his behest(3) He was merely rebalancing his portfolio, at the behest of his financial adviser.(4) The early European navigators and explorers mostly undertook their voyages at the behest of kings in search of wealth.(5) the slaughter of the male children at the behest of Herod(6) To say what was done was done at the behest of officials is totally incorrect.(7) The items were sold at the behest of his descendants and fetched much more than the auctioneers had bargained for.
Related Words
(1) at the behest ::
op aandrang
1. instruction ::
2. requirement ::
3. demand ::
4. insistence ::
6. request ::
7. wish ::
8. desire ::
9. will ::
10. command ::
11. injunction ::
12. order ::
13. decree ::
14. ruling ::
15. directive ::
16. mandate ::
17. say-so ::
18. rescript ::
Different Forms
behest, behests
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I am here at Her Grace\'s behest,
not to drink with you, lmp.

I am here at Her Grace's BEHEST, not to drink with you, lmp.

Game of Thrones Season 2, Episode 4

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