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give voice to (something)

To share one's thoughts or feelings. When we left the office, Sally gave voice to her fear that promotions are unfairly awarded out in our department.
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give voice to something

Fig. to express a feeling or an opinion in words; to speak out about something. The bird gave voice to its joy in the golden sunshine. The protestors gave voice to their anger at Congress.
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give voice to

Say or express, especially an opinion or feeling. For example, The faculty gave voice to their anger over the dean's tenure decisions. This term once meant "to vote." Its present sense dates from the mid-1800s.
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They, along with thought leaders from business programs and universities, bring a broad perspective to help us all envision how we can better give voice to our own values and help others do the same.
We need an army of smart, committed and idealistic people to give voice to the voiceless and produce tangible change in our society," he said.
It's not just the writings of Hurston that are significant; it is the many women she has influenced, has shown the way to give voice to heroic and joyful female characters using black vernacular, culture and traditions.
Tales From the Front Lines will feature guest columns from municipal leaders across the North each month, allowing them to give voice to the unique issues facing their communities.
The essays included in this publication give voice to the work being done by women's health activists who attended the Meeting.
Monahan's excavations give voice to all that is unspeakable in Buren's formulation, bringing an unnerving audibility to the profound ambivalence of object making in what might be called the post-poststudio era.
Slow Foods give voice to the grower/producer with the hope that if the consumer is informed, then an informed choice will be made when buying one's food.
Advocacy: TEI's efforts to give voice to business community concerns about tax law and regulations expanded significantly during the year.
MIT professor turned anti-terror investigator John Kenner and his aide Sanjong Thapa are the characters that Crichton frequently uses to give voice to his criticisms of global warming.
But we're not just looking for your story; we're looking for a way for HIV+ women to express themselves, to heal themselves, to give voice to an experience inside themselves.
Summer: "I know, I'm just doing that thing where I pretend I don't know and have to use a lot of descriptive insults to give voice to my inner pain."
In addition, you can give voice to your characters by using the voice and speech recognition module.
Hindu Iconoclasts: Rammohun Roy, Dayananda Saravati, And Nineteenth-Century Polemics Against Idolatry by Noel Salmond (Assistant Professor of Humanities and Religion, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is a serious, scholarly study that asks why would nineteenth-century Hindus, who come from an iconic religious tradition, give voice to the types of declarations and invectives one might more readily attribute to Hebrew prophets or Calvinists?
The aerial observer also sensed right drift but did not give voice to the concern.
Now you give voice to a antigay, antiabortion activist without truly challenging his agenda, which is chock-full of hatred, rage, and ignorance.