Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb speak_up

2 senses of speak up

Sense 1
opine, speak up, speak out, animadvert, sound off -- (express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation; "John spoke up at the meeting")
       => declare -- (state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with")

Sense 2
speak up -- (speak louder; raise one's voice; "The audience asked the lecturer to please speak up")
       => talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise -- (express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize")

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