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bespeaks

verb
present tense third-person singular of bespeak

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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

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2 to make known (something abstract) through outward signs
  • her expression throughout the meeting bespoke great boredom

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3 to make a request for
  • milady bespoke our indulgence, inviting us to wait in the foyer while she attended to other matters

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4 to serve as a sign or symptom of
  • her impressive virtuosity as a pianist bespeaks years of diligent practice

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“Bespeaks.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bespeaks. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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