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Speak Out

Definition of the verb speak out

What does speak out mean as a doing phrase?

verb

  1. express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb]She lecturedVerbs of Communication: lecture, moralize, preach, rant, remark, speak, talk, testify, theorize, write
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] about [Topic, arbitrary control with -ing]She lectured about traveling
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] about [Topic, not sentential clause]She lectured about her travels
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb]Susan and Rachel chitchatted | Susan and Rachel talkedVerbs of Communication: speak, talk
      [Actor - being or organization, plural] [Verb] togetherSusan and Rachel talked
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb]Susan talked | Susan was chitchatting
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] about [Topic]Susan talked about the problems of modern America
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] about [Topic] to [Actor 2]Susan talked about the problem to Rachel
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] about [Topic] with [Actor 2]Susan chitchatted about the problem with Rachel | Susan talked about the problem with Rachel
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] to [Actor 2]Susan talked to Rachel
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] to [Actor 2] about [Topic]Susan talked to Rachel about the problem
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2]Susan chitchatted with Rachel | Susan talked with Rachel
      [Actor 1 - being or organization] [Verb] with [Actor 2] about [Topic]Susan chitchatted with Rachel about the problem | Susan talked with Rachel about the problem
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of speak out: animadvert / opine / sound off / speak up
    • more generic word: declare = state emphatically and authoritatively
    • more specific words: editorialise / editorialize = insert personal opinions into an objective statement

Alternative definition of the verb speak out

verb

  1. [idiomatic] To assert or promote one's opinion; to make one's thoughts known.

Music

  1. "Speak Out" is a musical album of Bold.
    • released on (20 years ago)
  2. "Speak Out" is a musical EP of Portable.
    • released in (8 years ago)

Miscellanea

Speak Out is a TV series.

  • begun on (7 years ago)
  • award:
    • Golden Horn Award for Best News / Actuality Programme nomination for Red Pepper
    • Golden Horn Award for Best News / Actuality Programme, received by Red Pepper

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Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms (1993)

by Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz

speak out to say boldly what one ...

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Sign language

Alumni speak out after IWCC chooses to phase out sign language program

Facing declining enrollment, Iowa Western Community College is looking for ways to get more students on campus. At the same time, a decision to close one ...

Quotes about Speak Out

But why shouldn't I speak out? Don't you speak out in this country? (George Steinbrenner)
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