since 1997, the world's premier FREE website for learners + teachers of English
ESL Downloads - click 4 FREE stuff

free speech

This page is about the collocation free speech

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

speech that isn't restricted by law, religion, censorship, etc.

For example

  • We weren't free to say what we wanted to say, so we fought for free speech.

  • Public speakers who incite hatred or violence aren't usually protected by free speech laws.

Note:
Related collocations include "freedom of speech" and "freedom of expression"

Quick Quiz

The right to free speech is the right to

a. make speeches for free

b. express oneself freely

c. speak about freedom

Contributor: Matt Errey