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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal(verb)

    be a signal for or a symptom of

    "These symptoms indicate a serious illness"; "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"; "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"

  2. request, bespeak, call for, quest(verb)

    express the need or desire for; ask for

    "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service"


  1. bespeak(Noun)

    A request for a specific performance; a benefit performance, by a patron.

  2. bespeak(Verb)

    To speak about; tell of; relate; discuss.

  3. bespeak(Verb)

    To speak for beforehand; engage in advance; make arrangements for; order or reserve in advance.

    to bespeak a seat in a theatre

  4. bespeak(Verb)

    To stipulate, solicit, ask for, or request, as in a favour.

  5. bespeak(Verb)

    To forbode; foretell.

  6. bespeak(Verb)

    To speak to; address.

    He thus the queen bespoke. uE000179487uE001 Dryden.

  7. bespeak(Verb)

    To betoken; show; indicate; foretell; suggest.

  8. bespeak(Verb)

    To speak up or out; exclaim; speak.

  9. Origin: From bespeken, bispeken, from *, besprecan, from bisprekanan, equivalent to . Cognate with bespeke, besprekke, bespreken, besprechen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bespeak(verb)

    to speak or arrange for beforehand; to order or engage against a future time; as, to bespeak goods, a right, or a favor

  2. Bespeak(verb)

    to show beforehand; to foretell; to indicate

  3. Bespeak(verb)

    to betoken; to show; to indicate by external marks or appearances

  4. Bespeak(verb)

    to speak to; to address

  5. Bespeak(verb)

    to speak

  6. Bespeak(noun)

    a bespeaking. Among actors, a benefit (when a particular play is bespoken.)

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bespeak

    be-spēk′, v.t. to speak for or engage beforehand: to stipulate or ask for: to betoken.—v.i. (obs.) to speak:—pa.t. bespōke′; pa.p. bespōke′ and bespōk′en.—n. an actor's benefit, so called because the actor's friends and patrons bespeak or choose the piece to be performed that night.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bespeak in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bespeak in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • sich richten an, reservieren, voraussagen, vorbestellen, hinweisen auf, buchen, mitteilen, vorhersagen, aussprechen, bekanntgeben, besprechen, anzeigen, erbitten, anfragen, diskutieren, ansprechen, arrangieren, zeigen, bitten umGerman
  • besprekenDutch
  • обращаться, просить, показывать, резервировать, обсуждать, восклицать, бронировать, предсказывать, отражатьRussian

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