Speak up - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈspiːk ʌp|
Brit.  |spiːk ʌp|  British pronunciation of the word speak up

verb

- express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation (syn: animadvert, opine)
- speak louder; raise one's voice

The audience asked the lecturer to please speak up

Examples

Speak up, we can't hear you.

The audience asked the lecturer to please speak up

He's going a little deaf so you'll have to speak up.

...too chickenhearted to speak up, even though she knew a terrible injustice was being committed...

It took a lot of gumption to speak up for yourself like that.

Could you speak up, please?

He is willing to speak up for the rights of women.

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

...encourage the closemouthed children to speak up and not be shy...

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