German translation of 'speak for'
- (in debate)
- to speak for sb (= on behalf of)
in jds Namen dat sprechen
⇒ he speaks for the miners
er ist der Sprecher der Bergleute
⇒ I know I speak for all of us
ich bin sicher, dass ich im Namen aller spreche
⇒ speaking for myself ...
was mich angeht ...
⇒ speak for yourself!(= I don't agree)
das meinst auch nur du!(= don't include me),
⇒ to speak well/badly for sth
ein Beweis m/nicht gerade ein Beweis m für etw sein
⇒ to speak for itself(= be obvious)
für sich sprechen
Example Sentences Including 'speak for'
Kostas looked to him urgently, thinking: He is one of our leaders, he will speak for action.Coup d'Etat
Archbishop is good man, speak for poor people, speak no more killing.Snowline
Crouched under a great boulder they sat facing back westward and did not speak for some time.THE LORD OF THE RINGS (2004)
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Translation of speak for from the Collins English to German Dictionary