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Synonyms for speak
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Wiktionary

  1. speakverb

    Synonyms:
    articulate, talk, verbalize

  2. speakverb

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

    Corporate speak; IT speak

    Synonyms:
    articulate, verbalize, talk

  3. speakverb

    To have a conversation.

    It's been ages since we've spoken.

    Synonyms:
    verbalize, articulate, talk

  4. speakverb

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

    Synonyms:
    talk, verbalize, articulate

  5. speakverb

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

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

    Synonyms:
    verbalize, articulate, talk

  6. speakverb

    To be able to communicate in a language.

    He speaks Mandarin fluently.

    Synonyms:
    verbalize, articulate, talk

  7. speakverb

    To utter.

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

    Synonyms:
    talk, verbalize, articulate

  8. speakverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbaliseverb

    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, speakverb

    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, talkverb

    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, speakverb

    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. speakverb

    make a characteristic or natural sound

    "The drums spoke"

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

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    Submitted by anonymous on May 10, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. speakverb

    Synonyms:
    articulate, enunciate, talk with articulate sounds

  2. speakverb

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

  3. speakverb

    Synonyms:
    treat, make mention

  4. speakverb

    Synonyms:
    sound, resound

  5. speakverb

    Synonyms:
    utter, express, deliver, pronounce, articulate

  6. speakverb

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

  7. speakverb

    Synonyms:
    (Naut.) hail

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. speakverb

    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 use speak in a sentence?

  1. Cory BookerFrom:

    I was raised to speak truth to power and that I shall never apologize for doing that, and Vice President Biden shouldn't need this lesson.

  2. The Iraqi ambassador:

    I cannot speak to the extent of that issue until we finalize our analysis of the problem but if one looks at the broader picture, it is very clear that the brutality and the tactics that (ISIS) is using expand by the day.

  3. Ida Ostensson:

    It's not a bigger problem in Sweden( than elsewhere), it's because we are a feminist country -- that's why we can organize and speak out... Where there are women and where there are men, there are going to be problems.

  4. Lisa Leslie:

    What we were told, and again this is all sort of passed along through hearsay, but what we were told was to not make a big fuss about it so that they could not use Brittney Griner as a pawn, so to speak, in this situation, in the war, to make it like it's not that important or don't make it where we're like,' Free Brittney Griner,' and we start this campaign and then it becomes something that they can use.

  5. Stewart Pearce:

    Harry is an agent of change. He’s a voice of liberation. He speaks with passion and clarity. I feel there’s a tremendous emotional intelligence there. This is a young man who expressed himself after many years of silence, after many years of pushing the anger of his mother’s death down inside. The very fact that he’s become so open about the challenges he’s experienced regarding his mental health is extraordinary. It will encourage other people to speak out about their own challenges.


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