speak out

speak out(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to express one's opinion)
a. expresar su opinión
Anyone who dared to speak out was immediately silenced by the regime.El régimen acallaba a cualquiera que se atreviera a expresar su opinión.
2. (to protest; used with "against")
a. denunciar
She spoke out against injustice and discrimination wherever she found it.Denunció la injusticia y la discriminación siempre que las encontraba.
3. (to speak in support; used with "for")
a. defender
I am here to speak out for the silent majority.Yo estoy aquí para defender la mayoría silenciosa.
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speak out
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. hablar abiertamente
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speak out
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
he's not afraid to speak out no tiene miedo a decir lo que piensa
stand up and speak out, boyo, and to hell with the consequences if we speak out publicly, we go to jail and our families suffer
to speak out against sth denunciar algo; to speak out for or on behalf of sb defender a algn
THANK goodness someone has at last spoken out on behalf of Prince Charles THE businesswoman who spoke out for thousands of Britain's entrepreneurs when she accused the Tories of betraying them, yesterday told Norman Lamont what he should be saying today
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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