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Definition of Bespeak

Bespeak
Bespeak Be*speak", v. i. To speak. [Obs.] --Milton.
Bespeak
Bespeak Be*speak", v. t. [imp. Bespoke, Bespake (Archaic); p. p. Bespoke, Bespoken; p. pr. & vb. n. Bespeaking.] [OE. bispeken, AS. besprecan, to speak to, accuse; pref. be- + sprecan to speak. See Speak.] 1. To speak or arrange for beforehand; to order or engage against a future time; as, to bespeak goods, a right, or a favor. Concluding, naturally, that to gratify his avarice was to bespeak his favor. --Sir W. Scott. 2. To show beforehand; to foretell; to indicate. [They] bespoke dangers . . . in order to scare the allies. --Swift. 3. To betoken; to show; to indicate by external marks or appearances. When the abbot of St. Martin was born, he had so little the figure of a man that it bespoke him rather a monster. --Locke. 4. To speak to; to address. [Poetic] He thus the queen bespoke. --Dryden.
Bespeak
Bespeak Be*speak", n. A bespeaking. Among actors, a benefit (when a particular play is bespoken.) ``The night of her bespeak.' --Dickens.

Meaning of Bespeak from wikipedia

- exclusivity and appealing to snobbery. Bespoke is derived from the verb bespeak, meaning to "speak for something". The particular meaning of the verb form...
- g****s, and weirdos, but seen through the lens of cosmopolitanism," which "bespeaks a certain sophistication—a gourmet approach to life." The original rule...
- free. They touch our country, and their shackles fall. That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud. And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then, And let it...
- in 1797, which finished with the lines: Then out went th' old woman to bespeak 'em a coffin, And when she came back, she found 'em all a-loffeing. The...
- existentialism, revolutionary politics and idealism. As a humanist, his songs often bespeak a secular worldview, where humanity must make the best of this world. He...
- The same can be said for an omission of material information. Both the "bespeaks caution" doctrine and the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities...
- In Italy basil serves the goddess Love; a sprig of it worn by a suitor bespeaks his loving ... Marcus Zuerius Boxhorn (1654). Originum gallicorum Liber...
- free, They touch our country, and their shackles fall. That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud. And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then, And let it...
- perhaps, in his ancestral dominions a sympathy which it would be vain to bespeak for it in the scenes of his manhood or the land of his birth. Knight of...
- grade-A kibitzer, a gregarious character, whose chatty and self-effacing wit bespeaks his Queens upbringing and Eastern European-Jewish heritage. Jeng, Jonah...
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