English verb: bespeak
|1.||bespeak (communication) be a signal for or a symptom of|
|Samples||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|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s something|
|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|
|Samples||She requested an extra bed in her room.|
She called for room service.
|Synonyms||call for, quest, request|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----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 group||call for, invite|