speak on (something)

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speak on (something)

To give a lecture or discourse about some topic. The professor will be speaking on the dangers of social media at the conference. Yesterday I spoke on the economic challenges we have been facing. Today, I'd like to go over proactive steps we can take to mitigate those challenges.
See also: on, speak

speak (up)on something

to talk about a particular topic. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) This evening, I will speak upon the subject of Plato's thoughts on the universe. What will you speak on today?
See also: on, speak
References in classic literature ?
There every acquaintance appears and speaks upon the stage, so entirely in character, and with the same tone of voice, that none of us, when awake, were able to imitate it.
'It is easy to discuss me but nobody speaks upon SC,' he remarked.
To answer your question, a genuine man of God will never compete with another man of God or allow the spirit of envy to control him because he knows that it is the grace of God that speaks upon all lives.
With songs like "Crazy" and "Ask For Me," he speaks upon those who have wronged him.