speak
1. [ verb ] express in speech
Synonyms: talk mouth utter verbalise verbalize
Examples:

"She talks a lot of nonsense" "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

Related terms: communicate shout sing whisper deliver mumble murmur read speak_of begin snap stutter bumble blurt_out babble cackle chant rant bark bay gulp yack chatter snivel hiss drone rasp speak_up verbalise inflect enthuse generalize whiff phonate troll speak_in_tongues lip_off swallow open_up chatter blubber peep slur rant speak_up verbalise talk mouth speaker speech sass utterance speaking talk verbalization mouthpiece
2. [ verb ] exchange thoughts; talk with;
Synonyms: talk
Examples:

"We often talk business" also used metaphorically: "Actions talk louder than words"

Related terms: communicate continue converse chat_up discourse orate gossip pontificate talk_turkey level dogmatize monologuize spiel spiel talk_down rap cheek speak_for talk speech
3. [ verb ] use language
Synonyms: talk
Examples:

: "the baby talks already" "the prisoner won't speak" "they speak a strange dialect"

Related terms: communicate run_on smatter slang talk speaking
4. [ verb ] give a speech to
Synonyms: address
Examples:

"The chairman addressed the board of trustees"

Related terms: harangue keynote blaze_away memorialise address
5. [ verb ] make a characteristic or natural sound
Examples:

"The drums spoke"

Related terms: sound
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