speak out

verb(intr, adverb)
  1. to state one's beliefs, objections, etc, bravely and firmly

  2. to speak more loudly and clearly

Words Nearby speak out

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How to use speak out in a sentence

  • He likes a man to speak out his mind like a man, which you know is very condescending on his part.

    The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
  • Paul had by some means or other discovered how things had been managed, and was resolved to speak out plainly.

    Digby Heathcote | W.H.G. Kingston
  • This was too much for her; she had allowed herself to be humiliated for eight years, now she would speak out.

  • They had hesitated to break in upon my solitude, but now, sensing that I have protection, they speak out.

    My Wonderful Visit | Charlie Chaplin
  • If no reprieve could be obtained, no commutation of the sentence, he would speak out and set Andrew Westwood free.

    A Life Sentence | Adeline Sergeant

Other Idioms and Phrases with speak out

speak out

see speak one's mind; speak up, def. 1.

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