speak up

verb

Definition of speak up

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

Near Antonyms

clam up, dummy up, hush, shut up, suppress;

quiet;

Phrases

speak one's mind;



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