verb (used with object), be·spoke or (Archaic) be·spake; be·spo·ken or be·spoke; be·speak·ing.
Origin of bespeak
Examples from the Web for bespeak
I don't know a better lad in the world, and I desire to bespeak your good will for him.VC -- A Chronicle of Castle Barfield and of the Crimea|David Christie Murray
Luckily, I had waited a sentence or two outside the door, or I should have had no clue to bespeak a continuance of the subject.Secresy|E. (Eliza) Fenwick
At the first sound of his voice, low and subdued though it was, Miss Piper held up her finger to bespeak silence.That Unfortunate Marriage, Vol. 1(of 3)|Frances Eleanor Trollope
I bespeak for it a place in every public and home library in the Northwest.
There are certain little courteous observances, certain social formalities that bespeak the true lady, the true gentlemen.Book of Etiquette|Lillian Eichler
verb -speaks, -speaking, -spoke, -spoken or -spoke (tr)
Old English besprecan "speak about, speak against, complain," from be- + sprecan "to speak" (see speak). A common Germanic compound (cf. Old Saxon bisprecan, Dutch bespreken, Old High German bisprehhan, German besprechen); originally "to call out," it evolved a wide range of meaning in English, including "speak up," "oppose," "request," "discuss, "arrange," and "to order (goods)" (1580s).
The connection of the senses is very loose; some of them appear to have arisen quite independently of each other from different applications of BE- pref. [OED]