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bespeak

[ bih-speek ]
/ b瑟藞spik /
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verb (used with object), be路spoke or (Archaic) be路spake; be路spo路ken or be路spoke; be路speak路ing.
to ask for in advance: to bespeak the reader's patience.
to reserve beforehand; engage in advance; make arrangements for: to bespeak a seat in a theater.
Literary. to speak to; address.
to show; indicate: This bespeaks a kindly heart.
Obsolete. to foretell; forebode.
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Origin of bespeak

before 900; Middle English bespeken,Old English besprecan.See be-, speak
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British Dictionary definitions for bespeak

bespeak
/ (b瑟藞spi藧k) /

verb -speaks, -speaking, -spoke, -spoken or -spoke (tr)
to engage, request, or ask for in advance
to indicate or suggestthis act bespeaks kindness
poetic to speak to; address
archaic to foretell
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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