speak well for

speak well for
speak well for/of/ phrase
to show that something is correct or effective

The lower crime rate speaks well for the police department’s new strategy.

Thesaurus: to show or agree that something is truesynonym
Main entry: speak

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • To speak well for — Speak Speak, v. i. [imp. {Spoke}({Spake}Archaic); p. p. {Spoken}({Spoke}, Obs. or Colloq.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Speaking}.] [OE. speken, AS. specan, sprecan; akin to OF.ries. spreka, D. spreken, OS. spreken, G. sprechen, OHG. sprehhan, and perhaps… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • speak well for — recommend …   English contemporary dictionary

  • speak well for — idi to be an indication or reflection of (something commendable) …   From formal English to slang

  • speak well of — speak well for/of/ phrase to show that something is correct or effective The lower crime rate speaks well for the police department’s new strategy. Thesaurus: to show or agree that something is truesynonym Main entry: speak * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • speak — [ spik ] (past tense spoke [ spouk ] ; past participle spo|ken [ spoukən ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 talk about something or to someone ▸ 2 use voice to talk ▸ 3 talk particular language ▸ 4 give formal speech ▸ 5 express ideas/thoughts ▸ 6 talk on… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • speak — [spēk] vi. spoke, spoken, speaking [ME speken < OE specan, earlier sprecan, akin to Ger sprechen < IE base * sp(h)er(e) g , to strew, sprinkle > SPARK1, L spargere, to sprinkle: basic sense “to scatter (words)”] 1. to utter words with… …   English World dictionary

  • Speak — Speak, v. i. [imp. {Spoke}({Spake}Archaic); p. p. {Spoken}({Spoke}, Obs. or Colloq.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Speaking}.] [OE. speken, AS. specan, sprecan; akin to OF.ries. spreka, D. spreken, OS. spreken, G. sprechen, OHG. sprehhan, and perhaps to Skr …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • speak */*/*/ — UK [spiːk] / US [spɪk] verb Word forms speak : present tense I/you/we/they speak he/she/it speaks present participle speaking past tense spoke UK [spəʊk] / US [spoʊk] past participle spoken UK [ˈspəʊkən] / US [ˈspoʊkən] 1) a) [intransitive] to… …   English dictionary

  • speak — [c]/spik / (say speek) verb (spoke or, Archaic, spake, spoken or, Archaic, spoke, speaking) – …  

  • speak — speakable, adj. speakableness, n. speakably, adv. /speek/, v., spoke or (Archaic) spake; spoken or (Archaic) spoke; speaking. v.i. 1. to utter words or articulate sounds with the ordinary voice; talk: He was too …   Universalium

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