speak out

When you speak out, you boldly and forcefully say exactly what you're thinking. If activists didn't speak out about injustice, discriminatory laws would never be changed.

When people speak out, they let their voices be heard. A protester might speak out about her opposition to a government's policies, and a teenager might speak out to his parents about his entirely unfair curfew. In both cases, people are direct and open about how they feel and what they believe to be true. You could also say they speak up or say something loud and clear.

Definitions of speak out
  1. verb
    express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation
    synonyms: animadvert, opine, sound off, speak up
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    editorialise, editorialize
    insert personal opinions into an objective statement
    type of:
    state emphatically and authoritatively
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