(noun, verb)


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


1. be a signal for or a symptom of

Similar word(s): betoken, indicate, point, signal

Definition categories: communication, tell

2. express the need or desire for

Similar word(s): quest, request

Definition categories: communication, communicate, pass

Sentences with bespeak as a verb:

- to bespeak a seat in a theatre

- to bespeak a calm hearing;  I bespeak your patience in advance.

- This act bespeaks his kindness.