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English verb: bespeak

1. bespeak (communication) be a signal for or a symptom of

SamplesThese symptoms indicate a serious illness.
Her behavior points to a severe neurosis.
The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued.

Synonymsbetoken, indicate, point, signal

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)tell

Narrower (hyponym)augur, auspicate, betoken, bode, forecast, foreshadow, foretell, mark, omen, portend, predict, prefigure, presage, prognosticate

2. bespeak (communication) express the need or desire for; ask for

SamplesShe requested an extra bed in her room.
She called for room service.

Synonymscall for, quest, request

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)communicate, pass, pass along, pass on, put across

Narrower (hyponym)appeal, apply, arrogate, ask, ask in, ask out, ask over, ask round, beg, beg, beg off, book, call, call for, challenge, claim, claim, demand, demand, desire, encore, excuse, hold, invite, invite, invite, invite out, invoke, lay claim, order, petition, reserve, reserve, solicit, supplicate, take out, tap

Verb groupcall for, invite

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