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.
foresee, envision, conclude, anticipate, forecast, call, think, figure, prophesy, portend, vaticinate, prognosticate, surmise, guess, forebode, presage, infer, conjecture, read, adumbrate
Origin of forespeak
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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
verb -speaks, -speaking, -spoke or -spoken (tr) rare
to predict; foresee
to arrange or speak of in advance
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