transitive verb-·spoke′ or Archaic-·spake′, -·spok′en or Archaic-·spoke′, -·speak′ing
- to foretell; prophesy; predict
- to apply for or demand in advance; bespeak
Origin of forespeakMiddle English forspeken: see fore- and speak
transitive verbfore·spoke, fore·spo·ken, fore·speak·ing, fore·speaks
- To predict.
- To arrange for in advance.
(third-person singular simple present forespeaks, present participle forespeaking, simple past forespoke, past participle forespoken)
fore- + speak