speak+well+of

  • 1 speak well of — index recommend Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 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 * * * …

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  • 3 speak well of — {v. phr.} To approve of; praise. * /Everyone always speaks well of my sister because she s so kind./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 4 speak well of — {v. phr.} To approve of; praise. * /Everyone always speaks well of my sister because she s so kind./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 5 speak\ well\ of — v. phr. To approve of; praise. Everyone always speaks well of my sister because she s so kind …

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  • 6 speak well of — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. commend, recommend, support; see praise 1 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 7 speak well of — say nice things about, compliment …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 8 speak well of somebody — speak ˈwell/ˈill of sb idiom (formal) to say good or bad things about sb • She never speaks ill of anyone. Main entry: ↑speakidiom …

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  • 9 not speak well of — index censure, decry Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 speak well (or ill) of — praise (or criticize). → speak …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 11 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

  • 12 speak/talk of the devil — informal used in speech to say that someone you have been talking about has unexpectedly appeared “Well, speak of the devil! We were just talking about you!” • • • Main Entry: ↑devil …

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  • 13 speak well for — idi to be an indication or reflection of (something commendable) …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 everyone speaks well of the bridge which carries him over — 1678 J. RAY English Proverbs (ed. 2) 106 Let every man praise the bridge he goes over. i.e. Speak not ill of him who hath done you a courtesie, or whom you have made use of to your benefit; or do commonly make use of. 1797 F. BAILY Journal 11 May …

    Proverbs new dictionary

  • 15 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

  • 16 never speak ill of the dead — Cf. Gr. τὸν τεθνηκότα μὴ κακολογεῖν, speak no evil of the dead (attributed to the Spartan ephor [civil magistrate] Chilon, 6th cent. BC); L. de mortuis nil nisi bonum, say nothing of the dead but what is good. 1540 R. TAVERNER tr. Erasmus’ Flores …

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

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 speak — v. 1) ( to talk ) to speak bluntly, candidly, frankly, freely; coherently; correctly; fluently; glibly; incorrectly; irresponsibly; loudly; openly; politely; quickly, rapidly; quietly, softly; responsibly; rudely; slowly; truthfully 2) (D; intr.) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 speak — [[t]spi͟ːk[/t]] ♦ speaks, speaking, spoke, spoken 1) VERB When you speak, you use your voice in order to say something. He tried to speak, but for once, his voice had left him... He speaks with a lisp... [V to/with n] I rang the h …

    English dictionary

  • 20 speak — v 1. converse, talk, discuss, chat, chitchat, confabulate, Inf. confab, coze, pass the time of day, Brit. Dial. tell, Sl. yap, Sl. rap, Sl. chin, Sl. chew the fat or the rag, Sl. shoot the breeze, Sl. bull. 2. communicate, inform, advise, apprise …

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