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as in say
the right to express a wish, choice, or opinion everyone will have a voice in the decision of where to go for our vacation

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as in expression
an act, process, or means of putting something into words a publisher who used his newspaper as a voice for his extreme conservatism

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How is the word voice distinct from other similar verbs?

Some common synonyms of voice are air, broach, express, utter, and vent. While all these words mean "to make known what one thinks or feels," voice does not necessarily imply vocal utterance but does imply expression or formulation in words.

an editorial voicing their concerns

When is air a more appropriate choice than voice?

The meanings of air and voice largely overlap; however, air implies an exposing or parading of one's views often in order to gain relief or sympathy or attention.

publicly airing their differences

Where would broach be a reasonable alternative to voice?

Although the words broach and voice have much in common, broach adds the implication of disclosing for the first time something long thought over or reserved for a suitable occasion.

broached the subject of a divorce

When is it sensible to use express instead of voice?

The words express and voice can be used in similar contexts, but express suggests an impulse to reveal in words, gestures, actions, or what one creates or produces.

expressed her feelings in music

When would utter be a good substitute for voice?

The synonyms utter and voice are sometimes interchangeable, but utter implies the use of the voice not necessarily in articulate speech.

utter a groan

When might vent be a better fit than voice?

While in some cases nearly identical to voice, vent stresses a strong inner compulsion to express especially in words.

a tirade venting his frustration

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“Voice.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/voice. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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