Pronunciation: (bi-spēk'),[key] —v.t.,-spoke or (Archaic)-spake; -spo•ken or -spoke; -speak•ing. 1. to ask for in advance: to bespeak the reader's patience. 2. to reserve beforehand; engage in advance; make arrangements for: to bespeak a seat in a theater. 3. Literary.to speak to; address.
4. to show; indicate: This bespeaks a kindly heart. 5. Obs.to foretell; forebode.