bespeak definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to-be or give an indication of; indicate. See Synonyms at indicate.
    • to activate, employ, or purchase beforehand. See Synonyms at book.
    • To request: bespeak a favor.
    • To foretell; portend: afraid tools that bespeak great reduced life.
    • Archaic To talk to; address.
    • To talk or arrange for upfront; to order or engage against another time.
    • To show upfront; to foretell; to point.
    • To betoken; to show; to point by additional marks or appearances.
    • To speak to; to handle.
    • To be or offer an indication of; indicate. See Synonyms at indicate.
    • To engage, hire, or order ahead of time. See Synonyms at book.
    • To request: bespeak a favor.
    • To foretell; portend: afraid tools that bespeak great losing life.
    • Archaic To speak to; address.
    • To speak or request in advance; to purchase or engage against another time.
    • to exhibit first; to foretell; to indicate.
    • To betoken; to show; to point by exterior scars or appearances.
    • To speak to; to address.
  • verb:
    • To talk about; talk about; relate; reveal.
    • To talk for upfront; engage in advance; arrange for the money for; order or reserve beforehand.
    • To stipulate, obtain, require, or demand, such as a favour.
    • To forbode; foretell.
    • To talk to; target.
    • To betoken; show; indicate; foretell; advise.
    • To talk up or out; exclaim; speak.
    • be an indication for or a symptom of
    • present the requirement or desire for; request
    • To discuss; describe; relate; reveal.
    • To talk for ahead of time; engage in advance; make arrangements for; purchase or reserve ahead of time.
    • To stipulate, solicit, request, or demand, as in a favour.
    • To forbode; foretell.
    • To talk with; address.
    • To betoken; program; indicate; foretell; suggest.
    • To speak up or out; exclaim; talk.
    • be an indication for or an indicator of
    • express the requirement or desire for; require
  • noun:
    • A request for a particular performance; an advantage performance, by a patron.
    • A bespeaking. Among actors, an advantage (whenever a particular play is bespoken.)
    • Among stars in Great Britain, a benefit: so-called through the bespeaking of patronage because of the stars, or associated with the play by the patrons. See advantage, 5.
    • A request for a particular performance; an advantage overall performance, by a patron.
    • A bespeaking. Among stars, an advantage (whenever a specific play is bespoken.)
    • Among stars in the uk, an advantage: so called through the bespeaking of patronage by the stars, or of play by the clients. See benefit, 5.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To talk.
    • To talk.
  • others:
    • To speak for first; take part in advance; finances for it for: as, to bespeak somewhere in a theater.
    • To stipulate, get, or ask for, as a favor: since, to bespeak a calm hearing.
    • To forebode; foretell.
    • To talk to; address.
    • To betoken; tv show; indicate, since by signs.
    • To speak up or away; exclaim; speak.
    • To speak for before you start; practice advance; finances for it for: as, to bespeak a location in a theater.
    • To stipulate, obtain, or request, as a favor: as, to bespeak a calm hearing.
    • To forebode; foretell.
    • To talk with; address.
    • To betoken; program; indicate, as by indications.
    • To speak up or away; exclaim; speak.

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