Behest – A person's orders
To remember the definition of the word behest, use the following mnemonic:
At the bees nest (behest) the bees would obey a person's orders.
Examples of behest in a sentence
At the president’s behest, the prisoner will be pardoned for his crimes.
The singer decided to perform two more songs at the behest of her audience.
They arrested him at the King's behest.