forespeak

verb
fore·​speak | \ fȯr-ˈspēk How to pronounce forespeak (audio) \
forespoke\ fȯr-​ˈspōk How to pronounce forespoke (audio) \; forespoken\ fȯr-​ˈspō-​kən How to pronounce forespoken (audio) \; forespeaking

Definition of forespeak

transitive verb

1 archaic : foretell, predict
2 archaic : to arrange for in advance

First Known Use of forespeak

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Forespeak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forespeak. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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