speak for
a) To speak on somebodys behalf.

I think I speak for the whole group when I say that were glad you came.

Be sure to speak for a seat early, if you plan to attend.


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  • speak for — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms speak for : present tense I/you/we/they speak for he/she/it speaks for present participle speaking for past tense spoke for past participle spoken for speak for someone/something to represent the feelings or… …   English dictionary

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  • speak for — {v.} 1. To speak in favor of or in support of. * /At the meeting John spoke for the change in the rules./ * /The other girls made jokes about Jane, but Mary spoke for her./ 2. To make a request for; to ask for. * /The teacher was giving away some …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • speak for — {v.} 1. To speak in favor of or in support of. * /At the meeting John spoke for the change in the rules./ * /The other girls made jokes about Jane, but Mary spoke for her./ 2. To make a request for; to ask for. * /The teacher was giving away some …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • speak\ for — v 1. To speak in favor of or in support of. At the meeting John spoke for the change in the rules. The other girls made jokes about Jane, but Mary spoke for her. 2. To make a request for; to ask for. The teacher was giving away some books. Fred… …   Словарь американских идиом

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