Forespeak Fore*speak", v. t. To foretell; to predict. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

My mother was half a witch; never anything that she forespake but came to pass. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

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  • Forespeak — Fore*speak , v. t. [Obs.] See {Forspeak}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forespeak — index anticipate (prognosticate), predict Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • forespeak — [fôr spēk′] vt. forespoke or Archaic forespake, forespoken or Archaic forespoke, forespeaking [ME forspeken: see FORE & SPEAK] Rare 1. to foretell; prophesy; predict 2. to apply for or demand in advance; bespeak …   English World dictionary

  • forespeak — transitive verb (forespoke; forespoken; speaking) Date: 14th century 1. archaic foretell, predict 2. archaic to arrange for in advance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • forespeak — /fawr speek , fohr /, v.t., forespoke or (Archaic) forespake; forespoken or (Archaic) forespoke; forespeaking. 1. to predict; foretell. 2. to ask for or claim in advance. [1250 1300; ME forespeken. See FORE , SPEAK] * * * …   Universalium

  • forespeak — v. foretell, predict, foreshow, prophesy, tell in advance; claim in advance; arrange for in advance; prohibit, forbid; bewitch (Archaic) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • forespeak — fore•speak [[t]fɔrˈspik, foʊr [/t]] v. t. spoke, spo•ken, speak•ing 1) to predict; foretell 2) to ask for or claim in advance • Etymology: 1250–1300 …   From formal English to slang

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  • anticipate — an·tic·i·pate /an ti sə ˌpāt/ vt pat·ed, pat·ing 1: to bar or invalidate (a patent) by anticipation the patent on the compound had been anticipated by the Beilstein reference Misani v. Ortho Pharm. Corp., 210 A.2d 609 (1965) 2: to negate the… …   Law dictionary

  • predict — I verb adumbrate, advise, announce in advance, anticipate, augur, auspicate, betoken, bode, divine, envision, forebode, forecast, foreknow, foresee, foreshadow, foreshow, forespeak, foretell, foretoken, forewarn, give notice, herald, indicate,… …   Law dictionary

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