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Another word for speak

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Verb
  1. To engage in spoken exchange

      1. To go to see or spend time with (someone); call on socially:
      2. To go to see in order to aid or console:
      3. To stay with (someone) as a guest.
      1. A casual talk; confabulation.
      2. To talk casually.
      1. To exchange thoughts or opinions in spoken or sign language; converse:
      2. To utter or pronounce words:
      3. To imitate the sounds of human speech:
      1. Verbal expression in speech or writing:
      2. Verbal exchange or conversation:
      3. A formal, lengthy treatment of a subject, either written or spoken.
      1. To engage in an exchange of thoughts and feelings by means of speech or sign language.
      2. To interact socially with others; associate.
      3. An interchange of thoughts and feelings by means of speech or sign language; conversation.
      1. To talk casually; chat.
      2. To fill in gaps in one's memory with fabrications that one believes to be facts.
      1. To converse in an easy, familiar manner; talk lightly and casually.
      2. To participate in a synchronous exchange of remarks with one or more people over a computer network.
      3. An informal, light conversation.
    See also:

    words

  2. To direct speech to

    See also:

    words

  3. To express oneself in speech

  4. To talk to an audience formally

    See also:

    words

Idioms:

    speak for

  1. To serve as an official delegate of

Another word for speak

Verb
  1. To utter

      1. To set forth in words; state:
      2. To manifest or communicate, as by a gesture; show:
      3. To make known the feelings or opinions of (oneself), as by statement or art.
      1. To use the organs of speech to make heard (a word or speech sound); utter.
      2. To say clearly, correctly, or in a given manner:
      3. To represent (a word) in phonetic symbols.
      1. To produce by using the vocal organs:
      2. To give voice to; articulate:
      3. To mark (a vowelless Hebrew text, for example) with vowel points.
    See also:

    utter

  2. To communicate

      1. To converse in an easy, familiar manner; talk lightly and casually.
      2. To participate in a synchronous exchange of remarks with one or more people over a computer network.
      3. An informal, light conversation.
      1. Composed of distinct, meaningful syllables or words:
      2. Expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language:
      3. Characterized by the use of clear, expressive language:
      1. Verbal expression in speech or writing:
      2. Verbal exchange or conversation:
      3. A formal, lengthy treatment of a subject, either written or spoken.
      1. To engage in an exchange of thoughts and feelings by means of speech or sign language.
      2. To interact socially with others; associate.
      3. An interchange of thoughts and feelings by means of speech or sign language; conversation.
      1. To exchange thoughts or opinions in spoken or sign language; converse:
      2. To utter or pronounce words:
      3. To imitate the sounds of human speech:
    See also:

    talk

  3. To deliver a speech

      1. To bring or transport to the proper place or recipient; distribute:
      2. To surrender (someone or something) to another; hand over:
      3. To secure (something promised or desired), as for a candidate or political party:
      1. To deliver a formal recitation, especially as an exercise in rhetoric or elocution.
      2. To speak loudly and vehemently; inveigh.
      3. To utter or recite with rhetorical effect.
      1. An exposition of a given subject delivered before an audience or class, as for the purpose of instruction.
      2. An earnest admonition or reproof; a reprimand.
      3. To deliver a lecture or series of lectures.
    See also:

    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