bespeak

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verb be·speak \bi-ˈspēk, bē-\

Definition of bespeak

bespoke

play \-ˈspōk\;

bespoken

play \-ˈspō-kən\;

bespeaking

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to hire, engage, or claim beforehand

  3. 2 :  to speak to especially with formality :  address

  4. 3 :  request bespeak a favor

  5. 4a :  indicate, signify her performance bespeaks considerable practiceb :  to show beforehand :  foretell

Examples of bespeak in a Sentence

  1. Her newest album bespeaks a great talent for writing songs.

  2. bespoke the rental car weeks in advance of their trip

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First Known Use of bespeak

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BESPEAK Defined for English Language Learners

bespeak

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verb

Definition of bespeak for English Language Learners

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



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