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Definitions of speak

  1. To utter words or articulate sounds; to utter a speech or discourse; to talk; to dispute; to make mention of; to converse. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To pronounce: to converse in: to address: to declare: to express by signs:-pa.t. spoke or spake; pa.p. spoken. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To pronounce; converse in; address; declare. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To utter, as a word; articulate; make known; reveal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To utter words; as, to speak distinctly; talk; tell; mention; as, do not speak of this; make an address or speech; as, he spoke for an hour; convey ideas; as, our actions speak for us. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To utter words or articulate sounds: to say: to talk: to converse: to sound. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To utter words; say; talk; harangue. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. give a speech to; "The chairman addressed the board of trustees" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. make a characteristic or natural sound; "The drums spoke" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. To utter words or articulate sounds, as human beings; to express thoughts by words; as, the organs may be so obstructed that a man may not be able to speak. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. To express opinions; to say; to talk; to converse. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To utter a speech, discourse, or harangue; to adress a public assembly formally. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To give sound; to sound. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. To convey sentiments, ideas, or intelligence as if by utterance; as, features that speak of self-will. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. To utter with the mouth; to pronounce; to utter articulately, as human beings. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. To utter in a word or words; to say; to tell; to declare orally; as, to speak the truth; to speak sense. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. To declare; to proclaim; to publish; to make known; to exhibit; to express in any way. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. To talk or converse in; to utter or pronounce, as in conversation; as, to speak Latin. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. To address; to accost; to speak to. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. To talk; make a speech. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. To utter articulately; to declare; to celebrate; to talk in; to communicate. To speak a ship, to hail and speak to her commander. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To utter articulate sounds, applied to human beings; to make known thoughts by words; to talk; to converse with; to discourse; to make a speech; to address; to accost. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. Spoken. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. Spoke. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. Spoke (old form, spake). The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

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Usage examples for speak

  1. " But my dear-" " I'll never speak to you again if you do! – Hoofbeats on the Turnpike by Mildred A. Wirt
  2. But I must speak to you. – Dame Care by Hermann Sudermann
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