speak up

spoke up; spoken up; speaking up; speaks up

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

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Examples of speak up in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of speak up

1681, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of speak up was in 1681

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