Definition of “speak up for sb/sth” - English Dictionary

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“speak up for sb/sth” in British English

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speak up for sb/sth

phrasal verb with speak uk /spiːk/ us /spiːk/ verb spoke, spoken

to support someone or something, especially by saying good things about him, her, or it:

She has often spoken up for the rights of working mothers.

(Definition of “speak up for sb/sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)