speak up Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “speak up” - English Dictionary

"speak up" in American English

See all translations

speak up

phrasal verb with speak  us   /spik/ verb (past tense spoke  /spoʊk/ , past participle spoken  /ˈspoʊ·kən/ )
  • (TALK LOUD)

to speak louder: Speak up! We can’t hear you in the back.

speak up

phrasal verb with speak  us   /spik/ verb (past tense spoke  /spoʊk/ , past participle spoken  /ˈspoʊ·kən/ )
  • (EXPRESS OPINION)

to express your opinion: If you disagree, please speak up.
(Definition of speak up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"speak up" in British English

See all translations

speak up

phrasal verb with speak uk   /spiːk/  us   /spiːk/ verb (spoke, spoken)
(Definition of speak up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of speak up?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“speak up” in English

A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

droid

a robot (= a machine controlled by computer) that is made to look like a human

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More