speak well of

speak well of
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. commend, recommend, support; see praise 1 .

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  • 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 well of — index recommend Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • speak well (or ill) of — praise (or criticize). → speak …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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 of — say nice things about, compliment …   English contemporary dictionary

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