Another word for speak
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These verbs mean to express one's thoughts by uttering words. Speak and talk, often interchangeable, are the most general: He ate without once speaking to his companion. “On an occasion of this kind it becomes more than a moral duty to speak one's mind. It becomes a pleasure” (Oscar Wilde). I want to talk with you about vacation plans. “Let's talk sense to the American people” (Adlai E. Stevenson). Converse stresses interchange of thoughts and ideas: “With thee conversing I forget all time” (John Milton). Discourse usually refers to formal, extended speech: “striding through the city, stick in hand, discoursing spontaneously on the writings of Hazlitt” (Manchester Guardian Weekly).
Another word for speakverb
To engage in spoken exchange:chat, confabulate, converse1, discourse, talk. (Informal) confab, visit. See words
To direct speech to:address, talk. See words
To express oneself in speech:talk, verbalize, vocalize. Idioms: open one's mouth (or lips), put in (or into) words, wag one's tongue. See words
To talk to an audience formally:address, lecture, prelect. (Archaic) bespeak. See words