speak against (someone or something)

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speak against (someone or something)

1. To vocalize one's criticisms of or arguments against someone or something. A number of former employees have banded together to speak against the immoral practices of the pharmaceutical company. The activist was jailed for speaking against the government. More and more people are speaking against the dangers of dependency on fossil fuels.
2. To represent or evince a very critical or negative portrait of or opinion against someone or something. The long wait times, high prices, and mediocre food all speak against the trendy new restaurant in my eyes. I think the sluggish growth in the economy really speaks against the government's burdensome policies.
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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
References in classic literature ?
To state that to relieve the sick and wounded of another religion, cannot be displeasing to the acknowledged Founder of both our faiths, were also unavailing; to plead that many things which these men (whom may Heaven pardon!) have spoken against me are impossible, would avail me but little, since you believe in their possibility; and still less would it advantage me to explain, that the peculiarities of my dress, language, and manners, are those of my people I had wellnigh said of my country, but alas!
She remembered that in all his perversities he had never spoken against affection.
Maintaining that that "he has never spoken against Captain Singh," Sidhu said: "Despite the abuse I get, I have never spoken against any Congress party worker because the ruling party should only speak against the Opposition." (ANI)
KARACHI -- Former skipper and member of Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) special committee has spoken against changing the captain of the national cricket team, stating now is not the time for a change.
He has spoken against sectarian and ethnic violence in the country.
Vawda has spoken against the 18th Amendment, which was passed in the last Pakistan Peoples Party tenure and stripped the president of all his executive authority and made him a ceremonial head of state, besides transferring more power from the centre to the provinces.
The Chief Justice, in previous speeches, also advocated human rights and has spoken against martial law.
She added that more than 50 elders from Laikipia were part of the elders who blessed and uplifted the curse spoken against the girls who had defied the cut.
If Jess Phillips was a black man, it is likely she would have received racial slurs if she had spoken against an "International Whites Day".
However, those who have spoken against the GE-len movement are all shadowy figures, such as the owner of the Metro coach company (Metro Turizm), well-known for their criminal activities, mafia relations and other wrongdoings.
I have never spoken against the Palestinian people who I respect and pity greatly.
The Lutheran Church is Bible-based, but also includes traditions that are not specifically spoken against in Scripture.
Finally, the message God gives to Samuel is a message of judgment and doom spoken against the very priest Samuel serves.
He has spoken against it since 2000, when the land invasions started.
Newspapers all over the country have recently spoken against President George W.