bespeak (v.), past forms bespake, bespoke Old form(s): bespeake
speak for, arrange for, claim
E3 I.ii.44[King David to Douglas, of the Countess] first I do bespeak her for myself
KL V.iii.90.1[Albany to Regan, of Gonerill] My lady is bespoke
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