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forespeak

[fawr-speek, fohr-] /fɔrˈspik, foʊr-/
verb (used with object), forespoke or (Archaic) forespake; forespoken or (Archaic) forespoke; forespeaking.
1.
to predict; foretell.
2.
to ask for or claim in advance.
Origin of forespeak
1250-1300
First recorded in 1250-1300, forespeak is from the Middle English word forespeken. See fore-, speak
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  • She stood at the pier-head and as they passed poured a cup of ale into the sea, to forespeak good luck for the fleet.

    Jan Vedder's Wife

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
British Dictionary definitions for forespeak

forespeak

/fɔːˈspiːk/
verb (transitive) (rare) -speaks, -speaking, -spoke, -spoken
1.
to predict; foresee
2.
to arrange or speak of in advance
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