Synonyms and Antonyms of bespeak

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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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clearly seen through or understood

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