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speak for (one)

1. To say something on behalf of one; to express one's opinions for them. I can't speak for Dave, but I know that I'm very uncomfortable with this arrangement. I would just like to make clear that this former employee does not speak for me or the company as a whole.
2. To testify, argue, or give a recommendation in support of one. Melissa's a fantastic worker. I can't speak for the other interns, though, as I haven't spent any time working with them. I don't need anyone to speak for me—I can stand up for myself.
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spoken for

1. Already claimed, purchased, or reserved. I'm sorry, this seat is spoken for. It looks like this car is spoken for. Let's see if they have any others for a good price.
2. Already in a romantic relationship. I'm thinking of asking John out. Do you know if he's spoken for?
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spoken for

taken; reserved (for someone). I'm sorry, but this piece of cake is already spoken for. Pardon me. Can I sit here, or is this seat spoken for?
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spoken for

Reserved or requested: Is that seat spoken for?
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