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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"

    let loose, talk, 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

  2. talk, speak(verb)

    exchange thoughts; talk with

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

    talk, 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

  3. speak, talk(verb)

    use language

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

    peach, talk, 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

  4. address, speak(verb)

    give a speech to

    "The chairman addressed the board of trustees"

    address, come up to, cover, speak, 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"

    verbalise, mouth, verbalize, talk, utter, address


  1. speak(noun)

    verbalize, articulate, talk

  2. speak(verb)

    To communicate with one's voice, to say words out loud.

    articulate, verbalize, talk

  3. speak(verb)

    To have a conversation.

    verbalize, talk, articulate

  4. speak(verb)

    To communicate or converse by some means other than orally, such as writing or facial expressions.

    talk, verbalize, articulate

  5. speak(verb)

    To deliver a message to a group; to deliver a speech.

    articulate, talk, verbalize

  6. speak(verb)

    To be able to communicate in a language.

    verbalize, articulate, talk

  7. speak(verb)

    To utter.

    talk, verbalize, articulate

  8. speak(verb)

    To communicate (some fact or feeling); to bespeak, to indicate.

    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.

    announce, articulate, chat, chatter, converse, declaim, declare, deliver, discourse, enunciate, express, pronounce, say, talk, tell, utter

    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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. speak(v. n.)

    articulate, enunciate, talk with articulate sounds

  2. speak(v. n.)

    plead, spout, hold forth, make a speech, discourse, harangue, declaim

  3. speak(v. n.)

    treat, make mention

  4. speak(v. n.)

    sound, resound

  5. speak(v. a.)

    utter, express, deliver, pronounce, articulate

  6. speak(v. a.)

    announce, make known, spread abroad, proclaim, declare

  7. speak(v. a.)

    (Naut.) hail

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