go on record

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go on record

To voice or support something publicly. If a famous guy like you went on record in favor of my decision, I think other people would start to respect it as well.
See also: on, record

go on record

Embrace a position publicly. For example, I want to go on record in favor of the mayor's reelection. It is also put as for the record, as in For the record, we support sending troops there. The record in both signifies either publication or public knowledge. Both expressions date from the first half of the 1900s, although slightly different phrases, such as put on record, are older. Also see just for the record; off the record.
See also: on, record

be/go on ˈrecord

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put something on ˈrecord

say something publicly, for example in a newspaper, so that what you say is written down: He is on record as saying that he never wanted to become President, but now he’s fighting for the job.
See also: on, record

go on record

To embrace a certain position publicly: go on record in favor of the mayor's reelection.
See also: on, record