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English definition of “speak up for sb/sth”

speak up for sb/sth

phrasal verb with speak     /spiːk/ verb (spoke, spoken)
to support someone or something, especially by saying good things about them or it: She has often spoken up for the rights of working mothers.Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting
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