verb (intr, preposition)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Words nearby speak for
Example sentences from the Web for speak for
Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So we do demand justice and we do speak up and make demands.
Or has the see and hear and speak-no-evil stance of the Republican House persuaded him that he is in the clear?
“We met the smuggler in the train station; he came to speak with us about the services he provided,” Yazbek says.
There was no mistaking this for the gaudiness and gilt of made-for-TV awards shows.
“Perhaps you do not speak my language,” she said in Urdu, the tongue most frequently heard in Upper India.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Now first we shall want our pupil to understand, speak, read and write the mother tongue well.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
To be wiser than other men is to be honester than they; and strength of mind is only courage to see and speak the truth.
Since this is a law of vibration, it is unscientific to speak of giving an overtone, for all tones contain overtones.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
When we speak against one capital vice, we ought to speak against its opposite; the middle betwixt both is the point for virtue.
Idioms and Phrases with speak for
Intercede for, recommend, as in He spoke for the young applicant, commending her honesty. [c. 1300]
Express the views of, as in I can't speak for my husband but I'd love to accept, or I don't care what Harry thinks—Speak for yourself, Joe. [c. 1300]
speak for itself. Be significant or self-evident, as in They haven't called us in months, and that speaks for itself. [Second half of 1700s]
spoken for. Ordered, engaged, or reserved, as in This lot of rugs is already spoken for, or Is this dance spoken for? This usage comes from the older verb, bespeak, meaning “to order.” [Late 1600s]