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go on record

To state something publicly or officially. 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. My source says he'll go on record about the corruption at the firm.
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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.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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.
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go on record

To embrace a certain position publicly: go on record in favor of the mayor's reelection.
See also: go, on, record
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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