speak highly of

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speak highly of (someone or something)

To enthusiastically endorse someone or something; to extol the virtues, benefits, or good qualities of someone or something. Our manager has spoken highly of these new developers. I hope they're up to the job! My dad has been speaking highly of this smartphone, so I think I might buy one for myself.
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speak highly of someone or something

1. [for someone] to say good things about someone or something. she always speaks highly of you. Everyone spoke highly of this movie, but it is not good.
2. [for a fact] to reflect well on someone or something. The success of your project speaks highly of you. All of this good news speaks highly of your ability to influence people.
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I have not seen a lot of Matthew but people I know at Crystal Palace, where he went on loan last year,and Arsenal speak highly of him.
Family members and funding sources speak highly of the quality of services provided," the report noted.
The astronauts come to visit the Boeing Space Shuttle Division in Palmdale frequently and speak highly of the shuttle mechanics.
Follow-on orders such as this speak highly of our customer focus and commitment to developing innovative technologies.
Not only is it gratifying to solidly beat our competition, but we are pleased to know our clients are so satisfied, and are willing to speak highly of API and its products.
These achievements speak highly of Hibernia and its asset-management team.
Many of our Latin American clients have expressed interest in a credit card program, and FACT 400 clients speak highly of the solution, noting how quickly they were able to get products to market," said Norman J.
These awards speak highly of the business environment here on Long Island, from which we derive significant support from our investor base.
These results speak highly of the system's capabilities and offer a clear opportunity to extend 248-nm exposure systems beyond the 180-nm node.
These two decisions speak highly of the Global Express and we're confident they will result in further opportunities.
Chris' achievements in expanding MYOB Accounting products to worldwide markets and his contributions in developing the company into a global force speak highly of both his business acumen and his dedication to ensuring a strong and growing product line," said Winkler.