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bespeak meaning and definition


Definition of bespeak (verb)

  1. 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"
    • synonyms: betoken, indicate, point, signal
  2. express the need or desire for; ask for
    • "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service"
    • synonyms: call for, quest, request
Source: Princeton University Wordnet