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Definition 1: express the need or desire for - [verb of communication]

Samples where bespeak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She requested an extra bed in her room
  • She called for room service
  • when you call, always ask for Mary

Synonyms for bespeak in the sense of this definition

(bespeak is a kind of ...) transmit information

"Please communicate this message to all employees" "pass along the good news"

(... is a kind of bespeak ) ask to be informed of

"I demand an explanation"

(... is a kind of bespeak ) ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example

"They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"

(bespeak has a similar meaning as ...) request the participation or presence of

"The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference"

(... is a kind of bespeak ) ask to enter

"We invited the neighbors in for a cup of coffee"

(... is a kind of bespeak ) express a desire for

(... is a kind of bespeak ) ask to obtain free

"beg money and food"

(... is a kind of bespeak ) demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to

"He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter" "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident"

(... is a kind of bespeak ) invite someone to one's house

"Can I invite you for dinner on Sunday night?"

(... is a kind of bespeak ) call a meeting; invite or command to meet

"The Wannsee Conference was called to discuss the `Final Solution'" "The new dean calls meetings every week"

(... is a kind of bespeak ) make a date

"Has he asked you out yet?" "He asekd me to a dance"

(... is a kind of bespeak ) ask for permission to be released from an engagement

(... is a kind of bespeak ) ask for identification

"The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard"

(... is a kind of bespeak ) make a request for something

"Order me some flowers" "order a work stoppage"

(... is a kind of bespeak ) make a request or demand for something to somebody

"She asked him for a loan"

(... is a kind of bespeak ) request an encore, from a performer

(... is a kind of bespeak ) write a petition for something to somebody; request formally and in writing

(... is a kind of bespeak ) request urgently and forcefully

"The victim's family is demanding compensation" "The boss demanded that he be fired immediately" "She demanded to see the manager"

(... is a kind of bespeak ) request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection

"appeal to somebody for help" "Invoke God in times of trouble"

(... is a kind of bespeak ) ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer

"supplicate God's blessing"

(... is a kind of bespeak ) ask (for something)

"He applied for a leave of absence" "She applied for college" "apply for a job"

(... is a kind of bespeak ) make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently

"Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce" "My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities"

(... is a kind of bespeak ) obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance

"We managed to reserve a table at Maxim's"

(... is a kind of bespeak ) arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance

"reserve me a seat on a flight" "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family" "please hold a table at Maxim's"

Definition 2: be a signal for or a symptom of - [verb of communication]

Samples where bespeak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for bespeak in the sense of this definition

(bespeak is a kind of ...) let something be known

"Tell them that you will be late"

(... is a kind of bespeak ) indicate, as with a sign or an omen

"These signs bode bad news"

(... is a kind of bespeak ) designate as if by a mark

"This sign marks the border"

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