bespeak (v.), past forms bespake, bespoke Old form(s): bespake , bespeake
address, speak to
1H6 IV.vi.21[Talbot to John Talbot, of Orleans] I ... in disgrace / Bespoke him thus
Ham II.ii.140[Polonius to Claudius and Gertrude, of Ophelia] And my young mistress thus I did bespeak
R2 V.ii.20[York to Duchess of York, of Bolingbroke addressing the people] he ... / Bespake them thus
TN V.i.186[Viola as Cesario to Sir Andrew] I bespake you fair, and hurt you not
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