bespeak


be·speak

transitive verb \bi-ˈspēk, bē-\

: to be evidence of (something) : to be a sign of (something)

be·spoke\-ˈspōk\ be·spo·ken\-ˈspō-kən\ be·speak·ing

Full Definition of BESPEAK

1
:  to hire, engage, or claim beforehand
2
:  to speak to especially with formality :  address
3
:  request <bespeak a favor>
4
a :  indicate, signify <her performance bespeaks considerable practice>
b :  to show beforehand :  foretell

Examples of BESPEAK

  1. Her newest album bespeaks a great talent for writing songs.
  2. <bespoke the rental car weeks in advance of their trip>

First Known Use of BESPEAK

1533

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