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Definition of the verb speak up

What does speak up mean as a doing phrase?


  1. express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation
  2. speak louder; raise one's voice
    • examples: The audience asked the lecturer to please speak up | Sam and Sue speak up
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic words: mouth / speak / talk / utter / verbalise / verbalize = express in speech

Alternative definition of the verb speak up


  1. [idiomatic] To talk more loudly or plainly.
  2. [idiomatic] To make oneself or one's opinions known; to advocate or assert oneself.


  1. "Speak Up" is a musical single of Wynter Gordon & Laidback Luke.
    • released on
  2. "Speak Up" is a musical album of The Guild League.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  3. "Speak Up" is a musical album of Shoeless Revolution.
    • released on (7 years ago)


  1. "Speak Up" a.k.a. "Ka" is a written work by Taslima Nasrin.
    • read more about Ka
  2. "Speak Up" is a book by Don Aslett.
    • subjects: Business communication, Finance, Education
  3. "Speak up" is a book by Alishu Mume Ibrahim Abogn.
    • also known as "Speak up: Oromiffa, Harari, Somali, Afar languages"


  1. Speak Up is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.
  2. SPEAK UP is a national youth violence prevention initiative created by The Center to Prevent Youth Violence, which provides young people with tools to improve the safety of their schools and communities. The SPEAK UP program features the first-ever, anonymous, national hotline for young people to report threats of violence in their communities or at school. The 1-866-SPEAK-UP hotline is the only national hotline for students to report anonymously weapon threats 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. The hotline is operated in accordance with a rigid protocol developed in collaboration with national education and law enforcement authorities, including the FBI. Trained counselors, with instant access to translators for 140 languages, collect information from callers and then immediately report the threat to appropriate school and law enforcement officials. The counselors also have access to an extensive database of local, city, and state referral sources, which they can offer callers who call with issues unrelated to youth violence. Since its launch in 2002, the hotline has received over 38,000 calls from youth nationwide.

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Google previewChambers Dictionary Of Phrasal Verbs

speak up vi to speak (more) loudly: Speak up! We can't hear you! speed up 1 vi to increase speed: The car speeded up ...

Google previewEnglish-Congo and Congo-English Dictionary (1883)

by Henry Craven, John Barfield

Speak up, or aloud, tumbula. Speak for, or through, or by (to), v6vila. Speak well of, sanina. Spilt (to be), tenguka (not " to spill.") Spirit (alcohol), ngwala, ma- lavu mamputu. Splinter, totolo. Split open, bula. Spot (a), ditiina. Spread (to), sanzula.

Google previewThe American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition (2013)

by Christine Ammer

speak up 1. Also, speak ...

Google previewChambers concise dictionary (2004)

speak up 1 to speak more loudly. 2 to make something known • If you've any objections, speak up now. speak up for someone or something 1 to vouch for or defend them or it.

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Small photo of TORONTO - JANUARY 21: A woman showing sign where it is being asked to "wake up and speak up against issues during the "Women's March on Washington" on January 21, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.Small photo of TORONTO - JANUARY 21: A woman showing sign where it is being asked to "wake up and speak up against issues during the "Women's March on Washington" on January 21, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.Small photo of Speak Up SignSmall photo of TORONTO- JANUARY 21: An old aged protestor giving a reason in her sign to speak up during the "Women's March on Washington" to protest against Trump presidency on January 21, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.Small photo of Speak up encouragement - motivational text on a vintage slate blackboardSmall photo of speak up - motivation concept - isolated text in letterpress wood typeSmall photo of Senior man, hard of hearing, placing hand on ear asking someone to speak up More...

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Thomas Fiss - Speak up ( American Sign Language )

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Quotes about Speak Up

He who does not have the courage to speak up for his rights cannot earn the respect of others. (Ren G. Torres)
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