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bespeak

be·speak

bespeak

 
pronunciation:
b spik
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bespeaking, bespeaks, bespoke, bespoken
definition 1: to arrange for or reserve in advance.
I will bespeak your place in line.
definition 2: to signify or indicate.
actions that bespeak good intentions
antonyms:
belie
similar words:
point, portend, signify
Word Parts
The word bespeak contains the following part:
be- Old English prefix that means to cover or surround with; to act on or change another.
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The prefix be- forms verbs from nouns and verbs.