: to express (a thought, feeling, etc.) to someone
Therapy allowed her to give voice to her fears.
Recent Examples on the Web For example, the World could give voice to all of the bullies and trolls who the audience hears and sees on video screens, and Self-Esteem could speak the human characters’ inner thoughts about themselves. —San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Apr. 2022 Whitman’s words give voice to our cities and the artists who invigorate them. —Elizabeth Alexander, Time, 11 June 2021 Hollywood studio executive Jaime Davila Jr. founded Campanario in 2014 to help give voice to more Latinx actors and filmmakers. —Chauncey Alcorn, CNN, 26 Feb. 2021 That ethos to try to give voice to those not always permitted to participate is personal to Ms. Jackson. —New York Times, 27 Jan. 2021 Now others are trying to give voice to those working behind the scenes in that building who cannot speak on their own behalf. —Author: Jada Yuan, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Oct. 2020 Letterman is the latest American celebrity to make that trip in an effort to give voice to what’s happening inside the country. —Maren Estrada, BGR, 12 Dec. 2022 Shine Global’s mission is to transform children’s lives through film and to give voice to kids and their families to raise awareness, promote action and inspire change. —Sydney Odman, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Oct. 2022 And John’s score has its moments, providing his pleasing, peppy pop sound amid a sincere effort to give voice to the inner thoughts and feelings of the characters. —Steven Oxman, Variety, 8 Aug. 2022 See More
These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'give voice to.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.
Love words? Need even more definitions?Merriam-Webster unabridged
See Definitions and Examples »
Get Word of the Day daily email!
Words at Play
Palter, Dissemble, and Other Words for Lying
Skunk, Bayou, and Other Words with Native American Origins
You've used more than you might think
Words For Things You Didn't Know Have Names, Vol. 2
When 'thingamajig' and 'thingamabob' just won't do
When Were Words First Used?
Look up any year to find out
Ask the Editors