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Wiktionary3.0 / 3 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. speak

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

Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 1 vote

  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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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  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. White House:

    I'm going to let the President speak for himself, he's perfectly capable of that.

  2. Darby Stanchfield:

    During the pilot we were all trying to figure out what ‘Scandal’ is and our characters, and there’s this thing called ‘Scandal pace,’ in which we speak really fast, we weren’t in the same worlds in the pilot but we were just kind of checking in with each other about, ‘How are you doing?’ ‘What’s your process?’ and ‘Is it feeling a little fast?’.

  3. George Jessel:

    The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.

  4. Carol Christ:

    I believe very strongly in Ben Shapiro’s right to speak on campus, i don’t agree with Ben Shapiro, in fact I profoundly disagree with him. But I believe he was legitimately invited by a student group and that he has the right to speak. It’s a really troubling situation.

  5. Julian Durdur:

    It's the language of Jesus, not many people speak it.


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