speak for

Definition of speak for

:to express the thoughts or opinions of (someone)
  • They chose him to speak for the group.
  • Speaking only for myself, I'm against the plan.
  • "We don't want any dessert." "Speak for yourself. I want some."
often used figuratively
  • I don't need to say more. The facts speak for themselves.

Word by Word Definitions

speak play
  1. : to utter words or articulate sounds with the ordinary voice : talk

  2. : to express thoughts, opinions, or feelings orally

  3. : to extend a greeting

  1. used to form especially nonce words denoting a particular kind of jargon


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