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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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