What is another word for behest?

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[ bɪhˈɛst], [ bɪhˈɛst], [ b_ɪ_h_ˈɛ_s_t]

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How to use "Behest" in context?

The English word "behest" comes from the French verb "beber", meaning "to drink", and it is used to describe a request or demand. In formal situations, a "behest" can be a request for something, usually something small, that someone makes to someone else.

For example, if someone is having a cocktail party and they want to know if anyone would like a glass of champagne, they might say, "Would you like me to make you a behest, dear?" That means they would like to do the pouring for someone else and serve them a drink.

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