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

transitive verb

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

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of forespeak was in the 14th century

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“Forespeak.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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