find (one's) voice

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find (one's) voice

1. To find one's distinctive style or vision of artistic expression. I think this is your best story yet, Betsy—you've really found your voice as a writer. It takes time to find your voice, but I'm confident you'll get there by the end of our photography class.
2. To regain the ability to speak, especially after something frightening or startling has happened. It took him a minute, but Pete found his voice again after we startled him at his surprise party.
See also: find, voice

find your ˈvoice/ˈtongue

(informal) finally be able to speak after being too nervous or shy to do so: He sat silent through the first half of the meeting before he found his tongue.
See also: find, tongue, voice
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Here, we witness the McGuire Programme which claims to help all stammerers find their voice.
The former international development minister wants the party to find their voice again as a force for a better Scotland, and attack the myth that to be truly Scottish, voters must support the Nats.
The Singing for the Terrified day on Saturday October 8 will give people a chance to find their voice and learn how to control it.
Leading the way is the Show Racism the Red Card charity, with its campaign to raise awareness and help people find their voice.
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As I wrap up at NWHN and start another adventure, I am confident that--with my newfound voice and an aptitude for listening--I will help more women to find their voice.
I teach radio to the mentally ill, so that they too may find their voice on tiffs most public of spectrums.
An open evening to encourage people to find their voice is being held in Newcastle.
They are trying to find their voice and develop their method, so they spend a lot of time and energy at the preaching task.
The Montana Human Rights Network seems to be working on all of them: bringing in speakers, publishing reports on homegrown issues, working with academic institutions, writing letters to the editor, calling in to radio talk shows, getting young people involved in the issues that really matter and doing myriad other things that make it easier for others to find their voice.
Women don't need to find their voice, they need to feel empowered to use it and people need to be encouraged to listen," she said during the affair's panel, which aims to set the royals' charitable vision.