speak up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyspeak up
he/she/itspeaks up
present participlespeaking up
past tensespoke up
past participlespoken up
  1. 1
    to talk louder

    You have to speak up. The people in the back can’t hear you.

  2. 2
    to say what you think instead of saying nothing

    If anyone has a better idea, please speak up.

See also main entry: speak