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Synonyms for speak
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise(verb)

    express in speech

    "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

    Synonyms:
    let loose, talk, express, peach, address, verbalise, give tongue to, tattle, babble out, babble, let out, emit, blab, lecture, spill the beans, verbalize, utter, blab out, sing, spill, mouth, let the cat out of the bag

  2. talk, speak(verb)

    exchange thoughts; talk with

    "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words"

    Synonyms:
    talk, peach, address, verbalise, tattle, babble out, babble, blab, lecture, spill the beans, verbalize, utter, blab out, sing, spill, mouth, let the cat out of the bag

  3. speak, talk(verb)

    use language

    "the baby talks already"; "the prisoner won't speak"; "they speak a strange dialect"

    Synonyms:
    peach, talk, tattle, babble out, babble, verbalise, blab, lecture, spill the beans, address, utter, blab out, sing, spill, verbalize, mouth, let the cat out of the bag

  4. address, speak(verb)

    give a speech to

    "The chairman addressed the board of trustees"

    Synonyms:
    address, come up to, cover, handle, talk, plow, accost, direct, call, treat, verbalize, utter, turn to, verbalise, mouth, deal

  5. speak(verb)

    make a characteristic or natural sound

    "The drums spoke"

    Synonyms:
    verbalise, mouth, verbalize, talk, utter, address

Wiktionary

  1. speak(verb)

    Synonyms:
    verbalize, articulate, talk

  2. speak(verb)

    To communicate with one's voice, to say words out loud.

    Corporate speak; IT speak

    Synonyms:
    articulate, verbalize, talk

  3. speak(verb)

    To have a conversation.

    It's been ages since we've spoken.

    Synonyms:
    verbalize, talk, articulate

  4. speak(verb)

    To communicate or converse by some means other than orally, such as writing or facial expressions.

    Synonyms:
    talk, verbalize, articulate

  5. speak(verb)

    To deliver a message to a group; to deliver a speech.

    This evening I shall speak on the topic of correct English usage.

    Synonyms:
    articulate, talk, verbalize

  6. speak(verb)

    To be able to communicate in a language.

    He speaks Mandarin fluently.

    Synonyms:
    verbalize, articulate, talk

  7. speak(verb)

    To utter.

    I was so surprised that I couldn't speak a word.

    Synonyms:
    talk, verbalize, articulate

  8. speak(verb)

    To communicate (some fact or feeling); to bespeak, to indicate.

    Synonyms:
    talk, verbalize, articulate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. speak

    To utter is to give forth as an audible sound, articulate or not. To talk is to utter a succession of connected words, ordinarily with the expectation of being listened to. To speak is to give articulate utterance even to a single word; the officer speaks the word of command, but does not talk it. To speak is also to utter words with the ordinary intonation, as distinguished from singing. To chat is ordinarily to utter in a familiar, conversational way; to chatter is to talk in an empty, ceaseless way like a magpie.

    Synonyms:
    announce, articulate, chat, chatter, converse, declaim, declare, deliver, discourse, enunciate, express, pronounce, say, talk, tell, utter

    Preposition:
    Speak to (address) a person; speak with a person (converse with him); speak of or about a thing (make it the subject of remark); speak on or upon a subject; in parliamentary language, speak to the question.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. speak

    Synonyms:
    converse, discourse, talk, utter, pronounce, say, express, accost, address, tell

Editors Contribution

  1. conway

    Submitted by anonymous on May 10, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. speak(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    articulate, enunciate, talk with articulate sounds

  2. speak(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    plead, spout, hold forth, make a speech, discourse, harangue, declaim

  3. speak(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    treat, make mention

  4. speak(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    sound, resound

  5. speak(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    utter, express, deliver, pronounce, articulate

  6. speak(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    announce, make known, spread abroad, proclaim, declare

  7. speak(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    (Naut.) hail

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. speak(v)

    Synonyms:
    utter, pronounce, say, articulate, enunciate, express, talk, discourse, address, declaim, harangue, preach, lecture, rant, descant, expatiate, accost, address, declare, publish, proclaim, announce, bruit

    Antonyms:
    repress, suppress, refrain

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How to say speak in sign language?

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How to use speak in a sentence?

  1. Nev Schulman:

    The behavior described in this video did not happen and I ’m fortunate that there are a number of former colleagues who were present during this time period who are willing to speak up with the truth, i have always been transparent about my life and would always take responsibility for my actions – but these claims are false.

  2. Henry Reese:

    They come here because they want to be able to speak freely and write freely, their literary writing was the cause of their persecution.

  3. Brian Pacheco:

    What I appreciate in Ryder’s response is that Winona Ryder states Winona Ryder is speaking from Winona Ryder own experience. I don’t know what happened in Johnny Depp’s relationships with Winona Ryder and Amber Heard, but I can speak to our experiences at Safe Horizon, and Safe Horizon’s absolutely possible that an abuser did not have a known history of abuse or did not abuse a past partner, but then went on to become abusive to a different spouse. What is really important to remember is that we don’t discredit someone’s allegations of abuse just because a former partner said ‘ that did n’t happen to me. ’ Safe Horizon’s within the realm of possibilities that both individuals are telling the truth.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    If you've not been dreaming/thinking big all these while. You've got to start dreaming/thinking big in order to become big eventually. For, high perception/imagination/anticipation/expectation precedes high success/achievement/attainment. I mean, you can/will achieve whatever you can perceive/imagine/anticipate/expect. Besides that, anybody who longs/aspires to emerge/become a millionaier/billionaier someday must/have to think/speak/act like a millionaier/billionaier.

  5. Adam Schiff:

    We have been informed by the whistleblowers counsel that their client would like to speak to House Intelligence Committee and has requested guidance from the Acting DNI [ Director of National Intelligence ] as to how to do so, were in touch with counsel and look forward to the whistleblowers testimony as soon as this week.


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