Definition of speak up for in English:

Share this entry

speak up for

Speak in support of: there was no independent body to speak up for press freedoms
More example sentences
  • To speak up for or defend animals who cannot defend themselves against abuse is not a crime, nor should it ever be one.
  • Orwell spoke up for what he saw as common human decencies - but these decencies were politically marginal, and thus in a sense not common at all.
  • Jack Locke is a person who speaks up for what he believes in.
See parent entry: speak
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.