HyperDic: speak_up

English > 2 senses of the expression speak up:
VERBcommunicationspeak up, opine, speak out, animadvert, sound offexpress one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation / hesitation
communicationspeak upspeak louder
English > speak up: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningExpress one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation / hesitation.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsopine, speak out, animadvert, sound off
Narrowereditorialize, editorialiseinsert personal opinions into an objective statement
Broaderdeclarestate emphatically and authoritatively
Spanishopinar
Catalanopinar
English > speak up: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningspeak louder; raise one's voice.
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelSam and Sue speak up
Example"The audience asked the lecturer to please speak up"
Broadertalk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbaliseExpress in speech
See alsospeakexpress in speech
Spanishalzar la voz, clamar
Catalanaixecar la veu, clamar

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