raise (one's) voice(redirected from raise my voice)
raise (one's) voice
To speak or shout loudly, especially out of anger. I know you're upset, but there's no need to raise your voice. Don't raise your voice to the kids, it's not their fault!
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raise one's voice (to someone)
Fig. to speak loudly or shout at someone in anger. Don't you dare raise your voice to me! I'm sorry. I didn't mean to raise my voice.
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raise one's voice
Talk louder, either to be heard more clearly or in anger, as in You'll have to raise your voice if you expect the audience to hear you, or Don't you raise your voice at me! [Late 1300s]
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raise your ˈvoicespeak in a louder voice, often because you are angry: Don’t raise your voice at me. It wasn’t my fault. ♢ They heard raised voices and saw two men engaged in an argument.
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