What does speak up mean?

Definitions for speak up
speak up

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word speak up.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. opine, speak up, speak out, animadvert, sound offverb

    express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation

    "John spoke up at the meeting"

  2. speak upverb

    speak louder; raise one's voice

    "The audience asked the lecturer to please speak up"

Wiktionary

  1. speak upverb

    To talk more loudly or plainly.

  2. speak upverb

    To make oneself or one's opinions known; to advocate or assert oneself.

Matched Categories

How to pronounce speak up?

How to say speak up in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of speak up in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of speak up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of speak up in a Sentence

  1. Martin Niemller:

    In Germany, they first came for the communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Catholic. Then they came for me -- and by that time there was nobody left to speak up.

  2. Judge Jennifer Lopez:

    When I did speak up, I was terrified. I remember my heart beating out of my chest, thinking, ‘What did I do? This man is hiring me!’ It was one of my first movies, but in my mind I knew the behavior wasn’t right. It could have gone either way for me. But I think ultimately the Bronx in me was like, ‘Nah, we’re not having it.’.

  3. Koichi Hagiuda:

    We had thought it was better not to speak up much, but that doesn't get through, so some demonstration seems to be needed.

  4. Agenagnew Abuhay:

    People were afraid and could not speak up.

  5. Chris Phillips:

    I think that it has affected the world in a good sense, it did make people motivated to speak up, to march, to rally. To fight for change.

Images & Illustrations of speak up

  1. speak up


Translations for speak up

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for speak up »

Translation

Find a translation for the speak up definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these speak up definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "speak up." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 25 Oct. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/speak+up>.

    Are we missing a good definition for speak up? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    the official who holds an office
    • A. soft-witted
    • B. foreordained
    • C. incumbent
    • D. indiscernible

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for speak up: