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forespeak

[ fawr-speek, fohr- ]
/ f蓴r藞spik, fo蕣r- /
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verb (used with object), fore路spoke or (Archaic) fore路spake; fore路spo路ken or (Archaic) fore路spoke; fore路speak路ing.
to predict; foretell.
to ask for or claim in advance.
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Origin of forespeak

First recorded in 1250鈥1300, forespeak is from the Middle English word forespeken.See fore-, speak
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How to use forespeak in a sentence

  • 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
  • No doubt Isolina had heard her captors forespeak their plans.

    The War Trail|Mayne Reid

British Dictionary definitions for forespeak

forespeak
/ (f蓴藧藞spi藧k) /

verb -speaks, -speaking, -spoke or -spoken (tr) rare
to predict; foresee
to arrange or speak of in advance
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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