Another word for talk
bombast, twaddle, cant, banter, persiflage, noise, palaver, badinage, racket, rubbish, rot, jive*, trash*, flapdoodle*, raillery*, bunk*, fudge*; see also jargon 3, nonsense 1. See syn. study at speech.
discuss, confer, chat, interview, speak, communicate, dialogue, engage in a dialogue, have a conversation, have a meeting of the minds, chatter, gossip, remark, be on the phone with, be in contact with, talk over, reason with, visit with, parley, commune with, read, hold a discussion, confide in, argue, observe, notice, inform, rehearse, debate, have an exchange, exchange opinions, have a conference with, pop off*, talk away*, go on*, gab*, chew the rag*, chew the fat*, compare notes with*, talk an arm off of*, talk a leg off of*, go over*, pipe up*, shoot off one's mouth*, spit out*, shoot the breeze*, shoot the bull*, pass the time of day*, be closeted with*.
Antonyms hush*, be silent, be still.
Another word for talkverb
To engage in spoken exchange:chat, confabulate, converse1, discourse, speak. (Informal) confab, visit. See words
To direct speech to:address, speak. See words
To express oneself in speech:speak, verbalize, vocalize. Idioms: open one's mouth (or lips), put in (or into) words, wag one's tongue. See words
To put into words:articulate, communicate, convey, declare, express, say, state, tell, utter1, vent, verbalize, vocalize, voice. Idiom: give tongue (or vent) (or voice) to. See words
To engage in or spread gossip:blab, gossip, noise, rumor, tattle, tittle-tattle, whisper. Idioms: tell tales, tell tales out of school. See words
To meet and exchange views to reach a decision:advise, confer, consult, deliberate, parley. (Informal) powwow. See collect, meet, words
To give incriminating information about others, especially to the authorities:inform, tattle, tip3 (off). (Informal) fink. (Slang) rat, sing, snitch, squeal, stool. Idiom: blow the whistle. See knowledge, law
To utter an impertinent rejoinder:talk up. (Informal) sass, sauce. Idiom: give someone lip. See resist, words
To think, represent, or speak of as small or unimportant:belittle, decry, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, derogate, detract, discount, disparage, downgrade, minimize, run down, slight. Idiom: make light (or little) of. See attack, show
To succeed in causing (a person) to act in a certain way:argue into, bring, bring around (or round), convince, get, induce, persuade, prevail on (or upon), sell (on). See persuasion
To speak together and exchange ideas and opinions about:bandy (about), discuss, moot, thrash out (or over), thresh out (or over), toss around. (Informal) hash (over), kick around, knock about (or around). (Slang) rap3. Idiom: go into a huddle. See words
To increase or seek to increase the importance or reputation of by favorable publicity:ballyhoo, boost, build up, enhance, promote, publicize, puff, tout. (Informal) plug. (Slang) hype. See knowledge
To make known vigorously the positive features of (a product):advertise, ballyhoo, build up, cry (up), popularize, promote, publicize. (Informal) pitch, plug. (Slang) push. See knowledge
To utter an impertinent rejoinder:talk back. (Informal) sass, sauce. Idiom: give someone lip. See resist, words
Spoken exchange:chat, colloquy, confabulation, conversation, converse1, dialogue, discourse, speech. (Informal) confab. (Slang) jaw. See words
The faculty, act, or product of speaking:discourse, speech, utterance, verbalization, vocalization. See words
A usually formal oral communication to an audience:address, allocution, declamation, lecture, oration, prelection, speech. See words
The act or process of dealing with another to reach an agreement.Often used in plural: negotiation, parley. See words