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Meaning of bespeak

be•speak

Pronunciation: (bi-spēk'), [key]
— -spoke -spake -spo&sylken -spoke -speak&syling.
  1. to ask for in advance: to bespeak the reader's patience.
  2. to reserve beforehand; engage in advance; make arrangements for: to bespeak a seat in a theater.
  3. to speak to; address.
  4. to show; indicate: This bespeaks a kindly heart.
  5. to foretell; forebode.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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