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Another word for speak

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Verb
  1. To engage in spoken exchange

    See also:

    words

  2. To direct speech to

    See also:

    words

  3. 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

    See also:

    utter

  2. To communicate

    See also:

    talk

  3. To deliver a speech

    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