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. 4 a :  indicate, signify <her performance bespeaks considerable practice> b :  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>

1533

First Known Use of bespeak

1533


BESPEAK Defined for English Language Learners

bespeak

play
verb be·speak \bi-ˈspēk, bē-\

Definition of bespeak for English Language Learners

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



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