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  Definition of speak
  1. express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
  2. exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words"
  3. use language; "the baby talks already"; "the prisoner won''t speak"; "they speak a strange dialect"
  4. give a speech to; "The chairman addressed the board of trustees"
  5. make a characteristic or natural sound; "The drums spoke"
Similar Words: talk, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise, address

 

See Also: rant, mouth off, jabber, spout, rabbit on, rave, speak up, speak for

 

Hyponyms: read, vocalize, vocalise, phonate, troll, begin, lip off, shoot one's mouth off, shout, whisper, peep, speak up, snap, snarl, enthuse, speak in tongues, swallow, verbalize, verbalise, whiff, talk of, talk about, blubber, blubber out, drone, drone on, bumble, stutter, stammer, falter, rasp, blurt out, blurt, blunder out, blunder, ejaculate, tone, inflect, modulate, deliver, present, generalize, generalise, chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble, yack, jaw, yack away, rattle on, yap away, open up, snivel, whine, murmur, mumble, mutter, mussitate, slur, bark, bay, rant, mouth off, jabber, spout, rabbit on, rave, hiss, sizz, siss, sibilate, cackle, babble, chant, intone, gulp, sing, continue, go on, carry on, proceed, discourse, dissertate, pontificate, orate, talk down, spiel, dogmatize, dogmatise, cheek, level, talk turkey, monologuize, monologuise, soliloquize, soliloquise, converse, chat up, flirt, dally, butterfly, coquet, coquette, romance, philander, mash, dish the dirt, gossip, rap, run on, smatter, slang, blaze away, memorialize, memorialise, keynote, harangue

 

Grouped Verbs: verbalize, verbalise

 

Entailments: talk

 

Derivational Morphology: verbalization, verbalisation, speaker, talker, utterer, verbalizer, verbaliser, sass, sassing, backtalk, back talk, lip, mouth, mouthpiece, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris, utterance, vocalization, speech, speaking, speech production, talk, talking, language, address, public speaking, speechmaking, oral presentation, addressee

 

Language Translations:
Armenian: խոսել   Bulgarian: говоря  
Catalan: parlar   Chinese:  
Danish: tale   Dutch: spreken  
Esperanto: paroli   Estonian: rääkima  
Finnish: puhua   French: parler  
German: sprechen   Hebrew: לדבר  
Hungarian: beszélni   Indonesian: bicara  
Interlingua: parlar   Italian: parlare  
Japanese: 話す   Korean: 말하다  
Latin: dicere   Norwegian: snakke  
Polish: mówić   Portuguese: falar  
Romanian: vorbi   Russian: говорить  
Slovak: rozprávať   Slovene: govoriti  
Spanish: hablar   Swahili: ongea  
Swedish: tala   Tagalog: magsalita  
Yiddish: רעדן  
 
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