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.
  2. To pronounce: to converse in: to address: to declare: to express by signs:- pa. t. spoke or spake; pa. p. spoken.
  3. To pronounce; converse in; address; declare.
  4. To utter, as a word; articulate; make known; reveal.
  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.
  6. To utter words or articulate sounds: to say: to talk: to converse: to sound.
  7. To utter words; say; talk; harangue.
  8. give a speech to; " The chairman addressed the board of trustees"
  9. express in speech; " She talks a lot of nonsense"; " This depressed patient does not verbalize"
  10. exchange thoughts; talk with; " We often talk business"; " Actions talk louder than words"
  11. 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.
  12. To express opinions; to say; to talk; to converse.
  13. To utter a speech, discourse, or harangue; to adress a public assembly formally.
  14. To give sound; to sound.
  15. To convey sentiments, ideas, or intelligence as if by utterance; as, features that speak of self- will.
  16. To utter with the mouth; to pronounce; to utter articulately, as human beings.
  17. To utter in a word or words; to say; to tell; to declare orally; as, to speak the truth; to speak sense.
  18. To declare; to proclaim; to publish; to make known; to exhibit; to express in any way.
  19. To talk or converse in; to utter or pronounce, as in conversation; as, to speak Latin.
  20. To address; to accost; to speak to.
  21. To talk; make a speech.
  22. To utter articulately; to declare; to celebrate; to talk in; to communicate. To speak a ship, to hail and speak to her commander.
  23. 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.
  24. Spoken.
  25. Spoke.
  26. Spoke ( old form, spake).
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