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1. bespeak

verb. ['bɪˈspiːk'] be a signal for or a symptom of.

Synonyms

  • betoken
  • bode
  • foretell
  • predict
  • prognosticate
  • augur
  • forecast
  • mark
  • portend
  • prefigure
  • indicate
  • signal
  • tell
  • foreshadow
  • omen
  • auspicate
  • presage

Antonyms

  • improperness
  • impropriety
  • communicativeness
  • recede

Etymology

  • bespeken (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Bespeak

  • mozambique
  • martinique
  • electrique
  • veronique
  • nongreek
  • dominique
  • vanbeek
  • technique
  • respeak
  • mystique
  • misspeak
  • mcpeek
  • mcpeake
  • mcpeak
  • manrique
  • critique
  • belgique
  • ashcreek
  • unique
  • tariq
  • streak
  • squeak
  • physique
  • oblique
  • monique
  • mediq
  • leveque
  • kmiec
  • henriquez
  • henriques

How do you pronounce bespeak?

Pronounce bespeak as bɪˈspik.

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2. bespeak

verb. ['bɪˈspiːk'] express the need or desire for; ask for.

Synonyms

  • call for
  • tap
  • pass along
  • reserve
  • pass on
  • lay claim
  • communicate
  • book
  • beg
  • call
  • apply
  • pass
  • demand
  • ask
  • encore
  • petition
  • quest
  • invite
  • request
  • ask round
  • hold
  • ask in
  • challenge
  • supplicate
  • take out
  • arrogate
  • put across
  • order
  • claim
  • excuse
  • appeal
  • invite out
  • ask out
  • ask over
  • beg off
  • solicit
  • desire

Antonyms

  • curse
  • bless
  • obviate
  • deposit

Etymology

  • bespeken (Middle English (1100-1500))

Sentences with bespeak


1. Noun, singular or mass
Whether the couch is a family-friendly shade of navy, an adventuresome scarlet red or a tame brown, faded spots large or small bespeak neglect and apathy.

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