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Synonyms for talk
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This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term talk.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. talk, talking(noun)

    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. talk(noun)

    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. talk(noun)

    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, talk(noun)

    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 town(verb)

    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, speak(verb)

    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, verbalise(verb)

    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, talk(verb)

    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, talk(verb)

    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 out(verb)

    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, talk(verb)

    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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. communication

    to speak to someone

    " go talk to him"

    Submitted by anonymous on November 24, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. talk(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    speak, converse, CONFABULATE

  2. talk(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    confer, reason, deliberate

  3. talk(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    prattle, prate

  4. talk(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    speak, utter

  5. talk(n.)

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

  6. talk(n.)

    Synonyms:
    report, rumor, bruit, town talk

How to pronounce talk?

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How to say talk in sign language?

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How to use talk in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    Motivation is about being honest to oneself to say own thoughts truthfully to others for an inspiration , but almost everyone knows the universal fact that the truth is often bitter ; so a person serving only sweet talk to the people all the time is not a motivational speaker but a self-seeker.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    Five years ago, after nearly a century of talk, decades of trying, a year of bipartisan debate, we finally declared that in America, health care is not a privilege for a few but a right for all, the Affordable Care Act is here to stay.

  3. Kimberly Schaal:

    I said, ‘Well, you can talk to your coach and I’m sure you can wear a nice outfit that’s not a dress,'.

  4. Adel al-Jubeir:

    However they talk about it, nothing they've done has gone well. It certainly has not been spoken of properly, the process was no good. the execution was no good. And the cover up, if you want to call it that, was certainly no good.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Their talk about improving the economy without giving out the surplus money to the lower- middle & lower income class is like cracking a big joke on the life of many, in spite of realizing that they being appearing to the sensible only funny.


Translations for talk

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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

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