The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bespeak \Be*speak"\, v. t. [imp. Bespoke, Bespake (Archaic);
p. p. Bespoke, Bespoken; p. pr. & vb. n. Bespeaking.]
[OE. bispeken, AS. besprecan, to speak to, accuse; pref. be-
+ sprecan to speak. See Speak.]
1. To speak or arrange for beforehand; to order or engage
against a future time; as, to bespeak goods, a right, or a
Concluding, naturally, that to gratify his avarice
was to bespeak his favor. --Sir W.
2. To show beforehand; to foretell; to indicate.
[They] bespoke dangers . . . in order to scare the
3. To betoken; to show; to indicate by external marks or
When the abbot of St. Martin was born, he had so
little the figure of a man that it bespoke him
rather a monster. --Locke.
4. To speak to; to address. [Poetic]
He thus the queen bespoke. --Dryden.