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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "speak":

    talk, intervene, spoke, say, talking, speaks, statement, discuss, speaking, express, statements, kalam, mention, tell, address, speeches, speech

How to pronounce speak?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say speak in sign language?

  1. speak

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How to use speak in a sentence?

  1. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    When enlightened souls come in contact with ignorant people like you, they have to speak in YOUR language, because you are not yet qualified to speak to them, you have not yet mastered the ART to commune with them. Ordinarily communication happens between two minds, communion between two beings.

  2. Jack Dorsey:

    I always felt safe to challenge both of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, especially my dad, and so it was definitely a privilege, but if we’re creating a culture that does n’t enable people or empower people to speak up or not, we’re gon na be able to do that for our service.

  3. Plutarch:

    Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.

  4. Le Tran Lua:

    I grabbed his hair immediately, i did not speak English, so I shouted out in French' haut le mains !'.

  5. Gunny Ernie Napper:

    A recording doesn’t speak with passion from the heart.


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