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1‘there was great dismay when the starlet lost her voice’
power of speech
powers of articulation
2‘he gave voice to the anger and frustration of urban youth’
expression, utterance, verbalization, vocalization, airing
3‘the government promised to listen to the voice of the people’
opinion, view, comment, feeling, wish, desire, vote, input
informal one's twopence worth, one's twopenn'orth
4‘the body could be a powerful voice for conservation’
mouthpiece, forum, organ, agency, agent, representative, spokesperson, spokesman, spokeswoman, frontman, intermediary, medium, vehicle, instrument, channel, means of expression
1‘councillors voiced their opposition to the proposal’
express, give expression to, vocalize, give voice to, put in words, give utterance to, communicate, declare, state, set forth, bring into the open, make public, assert, divulge, reveal, proclaim, announce, raise, table, air, ventilate, vent, give vent to, pour out, mention, talk of, point out, go into
utter, say, speak, articulate, enunciate, pronounce, mouth
informal come out with
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