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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Be·speak v. t. [imp. Bespoke Bespake (Archaic); p. p. Bespoke, Bespoken p. pr. & vb. n. Bespeaking.]
 1. To speak or arrange for beforehand; to order or engage against a future time; as, to bespeak goods, a right, or a favor.
    Concluding, naturally, that to gratify his avarice was to bespeak his favor.   --Sir W. Scott.
 2. To show beforehand; to foretell; to indicate.
    [They] bespoke dangers . . .  in order to scare the allies.   --Swift.
 3. To betoken; to show; to indicate by external marks or appearances.
    When the abbot of St. Martin was born, he had so little the figure of a man that it bespoke him rather a monster.   --Locke.
 4. To speak to; to address. [Poetic]
    He thus the queen bespoke.   --Dryden.