speak up

verb

Definition of speak up

intransitive verb
1 : to speak loudly and distinctly
2 : to express an opinion freely
  • speak up for truth and justice
  • —Clive Bell

Examples of speak up in a Sentence

  1. she's never been afraid to speak up at town meetings

First Known Use of speak up

1681

speak up Synonyms

Synonyms
pipe up, shoot, sound off, speak out, spout (off), talk up, speak one's mind
Related Words
bawl, bay, bellow, call, cry, holler, roar, shout, sing (out), thunder, vociferate, yell; articulate, enounce, enunciate
Near Antonyms
belt up [British], clam up, dummy up, hush, shut up, suppress; quiet


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