Synonyms and Antonyms of bespeak
1 to arrange to have something (as a hotel room) held for one's future use <bespoke the rental car weeks in advance of their trip> Synonyms reserve, bookRelated Words earmark; contract, engage, hire, retain
2 to make known (something abstract) through outward signs <her expression throughout the meeting bespoke great boredom> Synonyms show, betray, communicate, declare, demonstrate, display, evince, expose, give away, manifest, revealRelated Words bare, disclose, unbosom, uncloak, uncover; advertise, air, announce, blaze, broadcast, placard, proclaim, publicize, sound, trumpet; projectNear Antonyms belie, misrepresent; distort, falsify, garble, twist; camouflage, disguise; gild, gloss (over), varnish, whitewash; conceal, counterfeit, cover, hide, mask, obscure, occlude, veil
3 to make a request for <milady bespoke our indulgence, inviting us to wait in the foyer while she attended to other matters> Synonyms ask, call (for), desire, plead (for), quest, request, seek, solicit, speak (for), sue (for)Related Words apply (for), beg (for), claim, clamor (for), importune, urge, wish (for); demand, enjoin, exact, insist (on), petition (for), press (for), require, requisition; invite, invoke
4 to serve as a sign or symptom of <her impressive virtuosity as a pianist bespeaks years of diligent practice> Synonyms indicate, betoken, denote, mean, point (to), signify, tell (of)Related Words bode, foreshow, foretell, presage
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