speak-out
noun Date: 1968 an event in which people publicly share their experiences of or views on an issue

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  • speak out — or[speak up] {v.} 1. To speak in a loud or clear voice. * /The trucker told the shy boy to speak up./ 2. To speak in support of or against someone or something. * /Willie spoke up for Dan as club president./ * /Ed spoke up against letting girls… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • speak out — or[speak up] {v.} 1. To speak in a loud or clear voice. * /The trucker told the shy boy to speak up./ 2. To speak in support of or against someone or something. * /Willie spoke up for Dan as club president./ * /Ed spoke up against letting girls… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • speak out — / speak up [v] make one’s position known assert, come out with, declare, have one’s say*, insist, let voice be heard*, make oneself heard, make plain, say loud and clear*, sound off*, speak loudly, speak one’s mind*, stand up for; concepts 49,57… …   New thesaurus

  • speak\ out — • speak out • speak up v 1. To speak in a loud or clear voice. The trucker told the shy boy to speak up. 2. To speak in support of or against someone or something. Willie spoke up for Dan as club president. Ed spoke up against letting girls join… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • speak-out — (spēkʹout ) n. A gathering at which people relate their experiences or opinions about a specified topic or concern. * * * …   Universalium

  • speak out — index disclose, manifest Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • speak out — verb express one s opinion openly and without fear or hesitation John spoke up at the meeting • Syn: ↑opine, ↑speak up, ↑animadvert, ↑sound off • Derivationally related forms: ↑opinionative ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • speak out — v. 1) (D; intr.) to speak out about, concerning, on (to speak out on a subject) 2) (d; intr.) to speak out against ( to oppose ) (to speak out against a proposal) 3) (d; intr.) to speak out for ( to support ) (to speak out for a proposal) * * * [ …   Combinatory dictionary

  • speak out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms speak out : present tense I/you/we/they speak out he/she/it speaks out present participle speaking out past tense spoke out past participle spoken out to state your opinion firmly and publicly about… …   English dictionary

  • speak out — if you ve got a grievance, then speak out Syn: speak publicly, speak openly, speak frankly, speak one s mind, sound off, stand up and be counted …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • speak out — PHRASAL VERB If you speak out against something or in favour of something, you say publicly that you think it is bad or good. [V P prep] As tempers rose, he spoke out strongly against some of the radical ideas for selling off state owned property …   English dictionary

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