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    #1

    aired grievances

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    At a joint forum in Xian, part of Chancellor Angela Merkel's diplomatic visit, both sides aired grievances on bilateral trade.

    air = make public/ broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    V.


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    #2

    Re: aired grievances

    When you air your grievances, you discuss your grievances publicly. In other words, you tell people that you have been treated unfairly.

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    #3

    Re: aired grievances

    Here is an impressive arsenal of tempting synonyms of the word in question appropriate for a more exquisite manner of expression.

    air = broadcast, communicate, declare, express, make known, make public, reveal, utter, voice

    Regards,

    V.

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