talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise(verb)
express in speech
"She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
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
exchange thoughts; talk with
"We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words"
"the baby talks already"; "the prisoner won't speak"; "they speak a strange dialect"
give a speech to
"The chairman addressed the board of trustees"
make a characteristic or natural sound
"The drums spoke"
To communicate with one's voice, to say words out loud.
Corporate speak; IT speak
To have a conversation.
It's been ages since we've spoken.
To communicate or converse by some means other than orally, such as writing or facial expressions.
To deliver a message to a group; to deliver a speech.
This evening I shall speak on the topic of correct English usage.
To be able to communicate in a language.
He speaks Mandarin fluently.
I was so surprised that I couldn't speak a word.
To communicate (some fact or feeling); to bespeak, to indicate.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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.
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How to use speak in a sentence?
A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill, requires only our silence, which costs nothing.
You get to hit other people. and it encourages me to slow down and speak louder.
My mom used to tell me when we would put Barney on the TV and I would memorize the dances before I could speak.
Regarding our numbers, we'll let our FEC report speak for itself, obviously it shows a very lean campaign that is saving a lot of money. We are on track to having the resources we need to compete in every state and win the Republican nomination.
Your model isn't perfect. Ours isn't, but it's up to our decisions to make our model more perfect. We can speak openly, without the 'You will change us or I will change you.'.
Translations for speak
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- تحدث, تكلمArabic
- һөйләшеү, гәпләшеүBashkir
- гавары́ць, размо́віць, сказа́ць, размаўля́цьBelarusian
- སྐད་ཆ་བཤདTibetan Standard
- parlarCatalan, Valencian
- hovořit, mluvitCzech
- siarad, llefaruWelsh
- reden, sprechenGerman
- λέω, μιλώGreek
- hablar, mediar palabra, decirSpanish
- حرف زدن, صحبتPersian
- ilmaista, keskustella, jutella, puhua, kertoa, sanoa, viestiä, pitää puheFinnish
- parler, jargonFrench
- sprekkeWestern Frisian
- bruidhinnScottish Gaelic
- falar, xergaGalician
- parlare, conversare, comunicare, gergoItalian
- 語る, 言う, 話す, しゃべるJapanese
- сөйлеу, айту, сөйлесуKazakh
- ಎನ್, ಮಾತಾಡು, ಮಾತನಾಡು, ಎನುKannada
- айтуу, сүйлөөKyrgyz
- loquor, for, dīcō, fābulor, efforLatin
- schwätzenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- မြွက်, ပြောBurmese
- yáłtiʼNavajo, Navaho
- ਬੋਲਣਾPanjabi, Punjabi
- mówić, rozmawiaćPolish
- falar, jargão, gíriaPortuguese
- pledar, tschantscharRomansh
- vorbi, discuta, comunicaRomanian
- говорить, говори́ть, разгова́риватьRussian
- hoallat, hállat, hupmatNorthern Sami
- govoriti, говоритиSerbo-Croatian
- කථා කරනවාSinhala, Sinhalese
- rozprávať, hovoriťSlovak
- buaSouthern Sotho
- tala, prata, snacka, kommunicera, konversera, tala samman, samtalaSwedish
- ҳарф заданTajik
- gürlemek, geplemek, sözlemekTurkmen
- әйтергә, сөйләшергә, сөйләргәTatar
- ئېيتماق, سۆزلىمەكUyghur, Uighur
- говори́ти, сказа́ти, розмовля́тиUkrainian
- nói chuyện, nói, nói đượcVietnamese
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