how to pronounce bespeak


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bespeak is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of bespeak


  1. To betoken; show; indicate; foretell; suggest; allude to.
  2. To speak to; address.
  3. To stipulate, solicit, ask for, or request, as in a favour.
  4. To forbode; foretell.
  5. To speak up or out; exclaim; speak.
  6. To speak for beforehand; engage in advance; make arrangements for; order or reserve in advance.
  7. To speak about; tell of; relate; discuss.


  1. A request for a specific performance; a benefit performance, by a patron.

bespeak frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word bespeak occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics bespeak can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that bespeak can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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