speak up

verb

Definition of speak up

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to speak loudly and distinctly

  3. 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



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