speak for

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speak for

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see speak,‎ for.
  2. To speak on somebody's behalf.
    I think I speak for the whole group when I say that we're glad you came.
  3. (idiomatic) To claim, reserve, or occupy.
    Be sure to speak for a seat early, if you plan to attend.
  4. (idiomatic) To represent an intrinsic quality
    You really do deserve to be published - your recent articles speak for themselves.

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