Definition for spake (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), spoke or (Archaic) spake; spo·ken or (Archaic) spoke; speak·ing.
verb (used with object), spoke or (Archaic) spake; spo·ken or (Archaic) spoke; speak·ing.
- to intercede for or recommend; speak in behalf of.
- to express or articulate the views of; represent.
- to choose or prefer; have reserved for oneself: This item is already spoken for.
Origin of speak
SYNONYMS FOR speak
Related formsspeak·a·ble, adjectivespeak·a·ble·ness, nounspeak·a·bly, adverb
Examples from the Web for spake
And indeed I spake to Juturna that she should help her brother; but aught else I know not.
Then spake the monarch Gunther: / "How might such thing e'er be?"The Nibelungenlied|Unknown
And while she spake there came Helenus from the city with a great company, and bade welcome to his friends with much joy.
And many a stately home did we see, fit for her "who spake such good thoughts natural."An American Four-In-Hand in Britain|Andrew Carnegie
Then He spake of Himself as the good Shepherd; comparing the people to a flock of sheep."Granny's Chapters"|Lady Mary Ross
British Dictionary definitions for spake (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for spake (2 of 2)
verb speaks, speaking, spoke or spoken
Derived Formsspeakable, adjective
Word Origin for speak
Idioms and Phrases with spake
In addition to the idioms beginning with speak
- speak down to
- speak for
- speak of the devil
- speak one's mind
- speak one's piece
- speak out
- speak out of turn
- speak the same language
- speak too soon
- speak up
- speak volumes
- actions speak louder than words
- in a manner of speaking
- nothing to speak of
- not to mention (speak of)
- on speaking terms
- so to speak
- to speak of