speak against

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Related to speak against: in turn, run by, fall short, in midst, refer to, proceed with

speak against someone or something

1. to criticize someone or something. Many people are speaking against the mayor. she will not be reelected. Please don't speak against cats in my presence.
2. to testify or argue against someone or something. Judy spoke against the candidate at length. The next speaker spoke against nuclear waste.
See also: speak
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Ferdinand Marcelino, was being pressured by some groups to speak against her after Marcelino was reported on Wednesday to be facing illegal drug charges after the Department of Justice (DOJ) had reversed its earlier dismissal order.
They have reached out to radical Islamists to speak against the GE-len movement and vilify the movement.
Russia and China support the formation of a multipolar model of international relations, call for building a fairer global economic system and speak against the expansion of military alliances, he said.
According to Anastasovska, the latest polls show that instead of spreading our horizons, we support religious values, we divide ourselves according to our ethnic background, we speak against abortion, we spread homophobia and we still estimate that the woman should remain a housewife.
The Formby dad-of-two is due to speak against Mr Nadim over allegations of sexual discrimination against two former female employees who quit the firm in September last year.
We went to the city council planning committee to speak against it, as did many of our neighbours.
Nano origins: Took off in the 1970s but probably began in the late 1950s when US physicist Richard Feynman famously declared: "The principles of physics, as far as I can see, do not speak against the possibility of manoeuvring things atom by atom.
The campaigners gathered outside Transport House on Cathedral Road, Cardiff - the home of the capital's Labour Party - for an hour yesterday to speak against the Echo-backed Metrix development at St Athan.
A) I feel it is every citizen's responsibility to speak out for what they think is right and speak against what they think is wrong.
a call for us all to speak against current injustices and to make a safe way for forthcoming generations.
I told them that if I accepted, I would speak against the government's decision to end its leprosy campaign,' he recalls.
The coerciveness of prepackaged femininity and the nauseous entwining of postwar American consumerism with the destruction in Vietnam inspire these montages, in which ads filled with nubile models are made to speak against themselves and lovely homes are infiltrated with shots of burning villages, napalmed peasants, and tense GIs.
A serious and intense work of prolonged thought and feeling, written to speak against common exhortations that obfuscate the process of understanding with the intensely human yet ultimately misleading need to believe what we want to believe.
American Idol'' judge Randy Jackson, left, Arianna Huffington and movie producer Lawrence Bender walk on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara on Tuesday, as they joined with California Treasurer Phil Angelides, not shown, to speak against Gov.
Because of the gravity of the matter and the astonishing attitude of the CCCB in refusing to speak against intrinsically evil legislation and wanting to be "neutral," Catholic Insight will discuss this issue at greater length in a future edition.