1at the behest of sb, at sb's behest — a instancia(s) de algn formal
- To say what was done was done at the behest of officials is totally incorrect.
- 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.
- The early European navigators and explorers mostly undertook their voyages at the behest of kings in search of wealth.
- 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.