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  • v. To give evidence regarding something; to attest for.
  • v. To address a particular topic.
  • v. To (figuratively) resonate with, to feel emotionally relevant to.


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  • The young women were pretty and happy and like summer itself, bright and warm and shiny, a hundred of the thousand soldiers taking off their helmets to speak to these girls, accepting from them small colored-pencil drawings and, from the bolder girls, a kiss on the cheek.

    Our American King

  • “You will not speak to me that way, Mr. Velosvitch.”

    Balancing in High Heels

  • “May I speak to Miss Pippy Huegel, please?” a man with a distinguished British accent inquired.


  • On her official OSU staff page, she included the following among her professional accomplishments: Invited to speak to the Gifted and Talented Class for Bixby High School.

    The Panic Virus

  • The opposition figure, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, confirmed that the government-led talks took place behind closed doors in the capital Manama's convention center.

    Bahrain's rulers start dialogue with opposition

  • During the transition, Kennedy had asked to speak to him privately at a reception: the attorney was somewhat deflated to learn that the president-elects primary purpose was to secure his help in getting Averell to wear a hearing aid.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • What a wonderful gift she had been given that day when Delia Enright had arrived at the local historical society to speak to the members.

    Moon Dance

  • As part of this exploration, I reveal phenomena that occurred in actual laboratory experiments, intentionally designed and then formally approved by the University of Arizona Human Subjects Committee—as well as exploratory investigations in the early stages of experimental design where we scientists pretested ourselves—that also speak to this emerging reality.

    The Sacred Promise

  • I dial the number, ask to speak to Vivian Belcher.


  • “Can I make an appointment to speak to Mr. Paragon?”

    The Killing Kind


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