1. A request for a specific performance; a benefit performance, by a patron.


  1. To speak about; tell of; relate; discuss.
  2. To speak for beforehand; engage in advance; make arrangements for; order or reserve in advance.
  3. To stipulate, solicit, ask for, or request, as in a favour.
    to bespeak a calm hearing
    I bespeak your patience in advance.
  4. To forbode; foretell.
  5. To speak to; address.
    He thus the queen bespoke. — Dryden.
  6. To betoken; show; indicate; foretell; suggest.
    This act bespeaks his kindness.
  7. To speak up or out; exclaim; speak.

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