speak out


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speak out

To voice one's opinion loudly, aggressively, or publicly. If I had only spoken out when I suspected something was wrong, none of this would have happened. Many senators on both sides of the aisle are speaking out against the president's proposed tax cuts.
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speak out (on something)

to say something frankly and directly; to speak one's mind. This law is wrong, and I intend to speak out on it until it is repealed. You must speak out. People need to know what you think.
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speak out

(against someone or something) to speak negatively and publicly about someone or something; to reveal something negative, in speech, about someone or something. I don't want to speak out against my friends, but I am afraid I have to. The citizens spoke out against corruption in government.
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speak out

to speak loudly; to speak to be heard. (See also speak out (about someone or something).) Please speak out. We need to hear you. They won't hear you in the back row if you don't speak out.
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speak out

v.
To talk freely and fearlessly, as about a public issue: Only one newspaper spoke out against the dictator. The politician was not afraid to speak out on controversial issues. Everyone was concerned about the problem, but no one spoke out.
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Read more about the RWV Speak Out and get connected at the website, hnp://raisingwomensvoices.
The Speak Out was held in October, in San Diego, during the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA).
Working specifically in the areas of art, music, technology and sports, SHiNE engages young people through in-school lessons, speak outs, contests, celebrity events and art projects like Express Your Space Day so they can come together and express issues that are important.
We need to continue mobilizing, through Raising Women's Voices Speak Outs, rallies, e-alerts, phone calls, and old-fashioned in-person meetings.
An early activist in New York Radical Women, she was a leading organizer of some of the first, groundbreaking actions--the sit-in at Ladies Home Journal, the Speak Outs on abortion and rape, the battered women's movement and the campaigns against prostitution and pornography.
Working specifically in the areas of art, music, technology and sports, SHiNE engages young people through in-school lessons, speak outs, grant programs, celebrity events and art projects like Express Your Space Day so they can come together and express themselves on issues that are important to them.