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- Not too familiar with it; is it US-specific perhaps? Here are a couple of possible examples from Google Books: "if freedom speaks to the recognition of necessity, then survival speaks to the necessity of recognition"; "The phrase Buddha animals speaks to the provenance of identities". Equinox ◑ 14:30, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
- It's very common here (Upper Midwestern U.S.). For plenty of examples, check out RuakhTALK 15:30, 24 April 2009 (UTC) . —
- "Speak to the topic" also gave some hits, including The governing of Britain, 1688-1848: the executive, Parliament, and the people, by Peter Jupp, published by Routledge, 2006 - page 131. Pingku 18:00, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
Chambers 1908 has this one (as in "I'll speak to him about his behaviour"). Arguably sum of parts, or contextual rather than lexical, so I haven't gone ahead and added it. Equinox ◑ 03:52, 4 January 2018 (UTC)