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Speak synonyms
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(Phonet.) To change into or use as a vowel
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  1. (Phonet.) To change into or use as a vowel
  2. To give utterance to; express with the voice; speak or sing
  3. To express with the voice, to utter.
To speak distinctly; pronounce clearly
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  1. To speak distinctly; pronounce clearly
  2. (Music) To play or sing (a note, passage, etc.) in a particular, usually the indicated, manner
  3. (Architecture) To give visible or concrete expression to (the composition of structural elements):
To speak loudly and vehemently; inveigh.
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  1. To speak loudly and vehemently; inveigh.
  2. To deliver a formal recitation, especially as an exercise in rhetoric or elocution.
  3. To recite a speech, poem, etc. with studied or artificial eloquence
To use the organs of speech to make heard (a word or speech sound); utter.
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  1. To use the organs of speech to make heard (a word or speech sound); utter.
  2. To say words; speak.
  3. To pronounce words, syllables, etc.
To send by special messenger or rapid transport:
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  1. To send by special messenger or rapid transport:
  2. To represent by a sign, symbol, number, or formula:
  3. By express
To speak or know how to speak (a language or a language variety):
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  1. To speak or know how to speak (a language or a language variety):
  2. To utter or pronounce words:
  3. To speak about or discuss (something) or give expression to (something):
(Archaic) To interact socially with others; associate.
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  1. (Archaic) To interact socially with others; associate.
  2. To engage in an exchange of thoughts and feelings by means of speech or sign language.
  3. To hold a conversation; talk
To narrate or discuss.
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  1. To narrate or discuss.
  2. (Archaic) To utter or tell
  3. To carry on conversation; talk; confer
(Computers) To participate in a synchronous exchange of remarks with one or more people over a computer network.
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  1. (Computers) To participate in a synchronous exchange of remarks with one or more people over a computer network.
  2. (Comput.) To hold a real-time electronic conversation by exchanging typed messages
  3. To converse in an easy, familiar manner; talk lightly and casually.
To deliver a lecture or series of lectures.
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  1. To deliver a lecture or series of lectures.
  2. To deliver a lecture to (a class or audience).
  3. To give a lecture or lectures
(Informal) To cause (votes, a political delegation, etc.) to go to the support of a particular candidate or cause
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  1. (Informal) To cause (votes, a political delegation, etc.) to go to the support of a particular candidate or cause
  2. To give birth to:
  3. To express in words; declare or utter:
(Comput.) To hold a real-time electronic conversation by exchanging typed messages
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  1. (Comput.) To hold a real-time electronic conversation by exchanging typed messages
  2. (Computers) To participate in a synchronous exchange of remarks with one or more people over a computer network.
  3. To converse in an easy, familiar manner; talk lightly and casually.
(Psychol.) To fill in gaps in the memory with detailed accounts of fictitious events believed true by the narrator
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  1. (Psychol.) To fill in gaps in the memory with detailed accounts of fictitious events believed true by the narrator
  2. To talk together in an informal way; chat
  3. To talk casually; chat.
(Archaic) To interact socially with others; associate.
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  1. (Archaic) To interact socially with others; associate.
  2. To engage in an exchange of thoughts and feelings by means of speech or sign language.
  3. To hold a conversation; talk
To narrate or discuss.
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  1. To narrate or discuss.
  2. (Archaic) To utter or tell
  3. To carry on conversation; talk; confer
To speak or know how to speak (a language or a language variety):
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  1. To speak or know how to speak (a language or a language variety):
  2. To utter or pronounce words:
  3. To speak about or discuss (something) or give expression to (something):
To engage in a confab
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  1. To engage in a confab
  2. To speak casually with; to chat.
  3. To talk casually.
To visit someone or something
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  1. To visit someone or something
  2. To go to see in order to aid or console:
  3. (--- Informal) To converse or chat, as during a visit
To apply (oneself) or direct (one's energies) to something
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  1. To apply (oneself) or direct (one's energies) to something
  2. To speak to or write to [to address an audience]
  3. To mark with a destination:
To speak or know how to speak (a language or a language variety):
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  1. To speak or know how to speak (a language or a language variety):
  2. To utter or pronounce words:
  3. To speak about or discuss (something) or give expression to (something):
To speak or know how to speak (a language or a language variety):
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  1. To speak or know how to speak (a language or a language variety):
  2. To utter or pronounce words:
  3. To speak about or discuss (something) or give expression to (something):
To express oneself in words.
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  1. To express oneself in words.
  2. To change (a noun, etc.) into a verb
  3. To use words to express or communicate meaning
(Phonet.) To change into or use as a vowel
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  1. (Phonet.) To change into or use as a vowel
  2. (Of animals) To produce noises or calls from the throat.
  3. To give utterance to; express with the voice; speak or sing
To speak to or write to [to address an audience]
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  1. To speak to or write to [to address an audience]
  2. To direct (a spoken or written message) to the attention of:
  3. To mark with a destination:
To admonish or reprove earnestly, often at length:
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  1. To admonish or reprove earnestly, often at length:
  2. To deliver a lecture to (a class or audience).
  3. To give a lecture or lectures
To lecture or discourse in public.
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  1. To lecture or discourse in public.
To request: bespeak a favor.
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  1. To request: bespeak a favor.
  2. To be or give a sign of; indicate:
  3. (Archaic) To speak to; address

Synonym Study

  • Discourse suggests a somewhat formal, detailed, extensive talking to another or others she was discoursing to us on Keats
  • Converse suggests a talking together by two or more people so as to exchange ideas and information the leaders of both countries met to converse for several hours
  • Speak and talk are generally synonymous, but speak often connotes formal address to an auditor or audience who will speak at the dinner? and talk often suggests informal colloquial conversation we were talking at dinner
Find another word for speak. In this page you can discover 37 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for speak, like: vocalize, articulate, declaim, pronounce, express, talk, converse, discourse, chat, lecture and deliver.