speak in favor of


speak in favor of
index advocate, justify

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  • speak out — speak in favor of or in support of something My boss spoke out in favor of a promotion for me …   Idioms and examples

  • favor — gain favor with grant (smb.) a favor to find favor in smb. s eyes to vie for smb. s favor (G) he favors raising taxes [ approval ] [ liking ] to curry favor with [ friendly act, service ] to do in favor with to find to look with favor on smt. to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • favor, favour — I n. friendly act, service 1) to do, grant (smb.) a favor, favour 2) to perform a favor, favour (for smb.) approval liking 3) to curry favor, favour with; to vie for smb. s favor, favour 4) to find, gain favor, favour with; to find favor, favour… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • speak for — {v.} 1. To speak in favor of or in support of. * /At the meeting John spoke for the change in the rules./ * /The other girls made jokes about Jane, but Mary spoke for her./ 2. To make a request for; to ask for. * /The teacher was giving away some …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • speak for — {v.} 1. To speak in favor of or in support of. * /At the meeting John spoke for the change in the rules./ * /The other girls made jokes about Jane, but Mary spoke for her./ 2. To make a request for; to ask for. * /The teacher was giving away some …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • speak\ for — v 1. To speak in favor of or in support of. At the meeting John spoke for the change in the rules. The other girls made jokes about Jane, but Mary spoke for her. 2. To make a request for; to ask for. The teacher was giving away some books. Fred… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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 — verb 1 have a conversation ADVERB ▪ briefly ▪ We spoke briefly on the phone. ▪ at length ▪ hardly ▪ Ben hardly spoke to me all evening …   Collocations dictionary

  • Speak Now — Este artículo o sección necesita referencias que aparezcan en una publicación acreditada, como revistas especializadas, monografías, prensa diaria o páginas de Internet fidedignas. Puedes añadirlas así o avisar al autor pri …   Wikipedia Español

  • To speak by the book — Book Book (b[oo^]k), n. [OE. book, bok, AS. b[=o]c; akin to Goth. b[=o]ka a letter, in pl. book, writing, Icel. b[=o]k, Sw. bok, Dan. bog, OS. b[=o]k, D. boek, OHG. puoh, G. buch; and fr. AS. b[=o]c, b[=e]ce, beech; because the ancient Saxons and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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