Pronunciation: (bi-spēk'), [key]
—v.t., -spoke or (Archaic) -spake; -spo•ken or -spoke; -speak•ing.
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. Literary.to speak to; address.
4. to show; indicate: This bespeaks a kindly heart.
5. Obs.to foretell; forebode.
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