speak for

phrasal verb
spoke for; spoken for; speaking for; speaks 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 figurativelyI don't need to say more. The facts speak for themselves.

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“Speak for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speak%20for. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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