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Synonyms for talk
tɔktalk

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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 2 votes

  1. talk

    Conversation (Latin con, with) is, etymologically, an interchange of ideas with some other person or persons. Talk may be wholly one-sided. Many brilliant talkers have been incapable of conversation. There may be intercourse without conversation, as by looks, signs, etc.; communion is of hearts, with or without words; communication is often by writing, and may be uninvited and unreciprocated. Talk may denote the mere utterance of words with little thought; thus, we say idle talk, empty talk, rather than idle or empty conversation. Discourse is now applied chiefly to public addresses. A conference is more formal than a conversation. Dialog denotes ordinarily an artificial or imaginary conversation, generally of two persons, but sometimes of more. A colloquy is indefinite as to number, and generally somewhat informal. Compare BEHAVIOR.

    Synonyms:
    chat, colloquy, communication, communion, confabulation, conference, conversation, converse, dialogue, discourse, intercourse, parley

    Preposition:
    Conversation with friends; between or among the guests; about a matter.

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. talk, talkingnoun

    an exchange of ideas via conversation

    "let's have more work and less talk around here"

    Synonyms:
    talking, talk of the town, public lecture, lecture

    Antonyms:
    shut one's mouth, keep quiet, keep one's mouth shut

  2. talknoun

    discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of')

    "his poetry contains much talk about love and anger"

    Synonyms:
    talking, talk of the town, public lecture, lecture

    Antonyms:
    keep quiet, keep one's mouth shut, shut one's mouth

  3. talknoun

    the act of giving a talk to an audience

    "I attended an interesting talk on local history"

    Synonyms:
    talking, talk of the town, public lecture, lecture

    Antonyms:
    shut one's mouth, keep one's mouth shut, keep quiet

  4. lecture, public lecture, talknoun

    a speech that is open to the public

    "he attended a lecture on telecommunications"

    Synonyms:
    talking to, lecture, lecturing, talk of the town, public lecture, talking, speech

    Antonyms:
    keep quiet, keep one's mouth shut, shut one's mouth

  5. talk, talk of the townverb

    idle gossip or rumor

    "there has been talk about you lately"

    Synonyms:
    talking, talk of the town, public lecture, lecture

    Antonyms:
    keep quiet, shut one's mouth, keep one's mouth shut

  6. talk, speakverb

    exchange thoughts; talk with

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

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

    Antonyms:
    keep quiet, shut one's mouth, keep one's mouth shut

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

    express in speech

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

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

    Antonyms:
    shut one's mouth, keep quiet, keep one's mouth shut

  8. speak, talkverb

    use language

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

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

    Antonyms:
    keep one's mouth shut, keep quiet, shut one's mouth

  9. spill, talkverb

    reveal information

    "If you don't oblige me, I'll talk!"; "The former employee spilled all the details"

    Synonyms:
    babble, peach, pour forth, tattle, splatter, babble out, disgorge, blab, run out, sing, lecture, spill the beans, speak, verbalize, utter, blab out, verbalise, spill, slop, shed, mouth, let the cat out of the bag

    Antonyms:
    keep one's mouth shut, shut one's mouth, keep quiet

  10. spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, talk, tattle, blab, peach, babble, sing, babble out, blab outverb

    divulge confidential information or secrets

    "Be careful--his secretary talks"

    Synonyms:
    verbalize, whistle, babble, twaddle, verbalise, prattle, spill, ripple, palaver, peach, tittle-tattle, maunder, utter, blather, smatter, tattle, gurgle, mouth, bubble, blab out, burble, blether, gibber, blab, let the cat out of the bag, speak, guggle, blither, babble out, sing, prate, spill the beans, piffle, chatter, lecture, gabble, blabber, clack

    Antonyms:
    keep one's mouth shut, shut one's mouth, keep quiet

  11. lecture, talkverb

    deliver a lecture or talk

    "She will talk at Rutgers next week"; "Did you ever lecture at Harvard?"

    Synonyms:
    bawl out, verbalize, lambast, babble, verbalise, take to task, spill, reproof, jaw, reprimand, rebuke, utter, chew out, chide, peach, tattle, lambaste, mouth, trounce, blab out, berate, have words, chew up, call down, blab, let the cat out of the bag, dress down, speak, scold, remonstrate, rag, babble out, sing, spill the beans, call on the carpet, lecture

    Antonyms:
    keep one's mouth shut, shut one's mouth, keep quiet

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. communication

    to speak to someone

    " go talk to him"

    Submitted by anonymous on November 24, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. talkverb

    Synonyms:
    speak, converse, CONFABULATE

  2. talkverb

    Synonyms:
    confer, reason, deliberate

  3. talkverb

    Synonyms:
    prattle, prate

  4. talkverb

    Synonyms:
    speak, utter

  5. talknoun

    Synonyms:
    conversation, converse, colloquy, PARLEY, discourse, conference, communication, dialogue, confabulation, chat, GOSSIP, oral intercourse

  6. talknoun

    Synonyms:
    report, rumor, bruit, town talk

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How to use talk in a sentence?

  1. John Kerry:

    It's good to be with you. We have a lot to talk about.

  2. Chris Christie:

    I had no choice because I just didnt want to stay in the White House. I was given that alternative -- stay in the White House, lock yourself in, dont ever leave, dont even go to the Oval Office, just stay upstairs and enjoy it, dont see people, dont talk to people, and just be done with it --and I cant do that. I had to be out front, and this is America, this is the United States.This is the greatest country in the world, this is the most powerful country in the world, I cant be locked up in a room upstairs and totally safe and just say, hey, whatever happens happens, I cant do that.

  3. Christopher Kang:

    I think that is really striking. We would not have used clerks to talk about a judge's political philosophy.

  4. Elmirza Khozhugov:

    Every day he would talk to Jahar about how he was doing in school, and how he should be doing, tamerlan couldn't find enough words to express his love for his younger brother, and what he could do for Jahar to be successful and happy in life.

  5. President Trump:

    We will not talk about numbers of troops, conditions on the ground, not arbitrary timetables, will guide the U.S.


Translations for talk

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  • تكلم, خطاب, محادثة, تحدث, محاضرةArabic
  • danışmaqAzerbaijani
  • размаўляць, гаварыцьBelarusian
  • беседа, разговор, говоряBulgarian
  • parlar, conversarCatalan, Valencian
  • foredrag, drøftelse, snakke, fortælle, samtale, tale, forelæsning, snakDanish
  • sprechen, Vortrag, Gespräch, redenGerman
  • θέμα, συνομιλώ, διάλεξη, συζήτηση, επικοινωνώ, μιλώGreek
  • paroliEsperanto
  • conversación, hablar, conferencia, conversarSpanish
  • سخنرانی, گفت و گو, سخن گفتن, صحبت, صحبت کردنPersian
  • puheenaihe, puhua, esitelmä, viestiä, keskusteluFinnish
  • talaFaroese
  • conversation, parler, discussion, bavarder, discours, conférenceFrench
  • petearWestern Frisian
  • aighneas, caintIrish
  • seanchas, còmhradhScottish Gaelic
  • बात करना, बोलनाHindi
  • beszélget, beszéd, beszél, beszélgetésHungarian
  • զրուցել, խոսելArmenian
  • conversar, parlarInterlingua
  • bincang, ngomong, bicaraIndonesian
  • parolarIdo
  • mæla, tala, ávarpaIcelandic
  • conversazione, parlare, discorso, argomentoItalian
  • 意思疎通する, 話し, 会話, 話す, 講義Japanese
  • საუბარიGeorgian
  • 이야기하다, 이야기, 대화하다, 말하다, 대화Korean
  • دواندن, قسه‌ ئه‌کات, قسه‌, ئه‌دوێنێتKurdish
  • fabulorLatin
  • kalbėtiLithuanian
  • runātLatvian
  • kōwetewete, motatau, kōreroMāori
  • gesprek, overleggen, praten, conversatie, sprekenDutch
  • snakk, samtale, snakke, forelesning, foredrag, prat, prekeNorwegian
  • temat, rozmowa, mówićPolish
  • conversar, conversa, falar, discursoPortuguese
  • rimay, rimachiy, yawnayQuechua
  • vorbiRomanian
  • разговор, болтать, разговаривать, история, лекция, беседовать, рассказ, нотация, говорить, беседаRussian
  • rȁzgovōr, го̏во̄р, govòriti, predávānje, konverzácija, гово̀рити, преда́ва̄ње, gȍvōr, конверза́ција, ра̏згово̄рSerbo-Croatian
  • tala, prat, konversation, prata, snacka, föreläsningSwedish
  • Sol, PaesuTamil
  • చర్చనీయాంశం, ప్రసంగం, కబుర్లు, మాట్లాడుTelugu
  • สนทนา, พูด, กล่าว, คุยThai
  • konuşmakTurkish
  • говорити, розмовлятиUkrainian
  • بولنا, بات کرناUrdu
  • nói chuyện, nói được, nóiVietnamese
  • 講話Chinese

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