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speak out

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspeak out phrasal verbPROTESTto publicly speak in protest about something, especially when protesting could be dangerous about/against Five students who had spoken out against the regime were arrested. speak→ See Verb table
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speak about/againstFor months, she had been speaking out against Gov.Ramsey spoke out about his faith for Liberalism and talked eloquently about the freedom of Liberal minds.E.' s leader, Chuck D., has spoken out against homosexuality on several occasions.At each stop national and local campaigners will speak out about problems facing walkers.Several spoke out against the harshly self-righteous tone of the original motion.President Clinton and three of his top officials have spoken out against the initiative.Smith was not afraid to speak out against the Vietnam War.He also criticizes other ministers and Parliament in general who failed to speak out against these developments.Mormon religious leaders generally became conservative Republicans who spoke out against trade unionism and welfare programs.
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Verb table
speak
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyspeak
he, she, itspeaks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyspoke
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave spoken
he, she, ithas spoken
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad spoken
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill speak
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have spoken
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam speaking
he, she, itis speaking
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you, we, theyare speaking
Past
I, he, she, itwas speaking
you, we, theywere speaking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been speaking
he, she, ithas been speaking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been speaking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be speaking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been speaking
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