forespeak

[ fawr-speek, fohr- ]
/ fɔrˈspik, foʊr- /
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verb (used with object), fore·spoke or (Archaic) fore·spake; fore·spo·ken or (Archaic) fore·spoke; fore·speak·ing.

to predict; foretell.
to ask for or claim in advance.

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Origin of forespeak

First recorded in 1250–1300, forespeak is from the Middle English word forespeken.See fore-, speak
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Example sentences from the Web for forespeak

  • 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 -speaks, -speaking, -spoke or -spoken (tr) rare

to predict; foresee
to arrange or speak of in advance
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