forespeak

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

fore- +‎ speak

Verb[edit]

forespeak (third-person singular simple present forespeaks, present participle forespeaking, simple past forespoke, past participle forespoken)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To foretell; to predict.
    My mother was half a witch; never anything that she forespake but came to pass. — Beaumont and Fletcher.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.