Definitions of speak

  1. give a speech to; " The chairman addressed the board of trustees"
  2. express in speech; " She talks a lot of nonsense"; " This depressed patient does not verbalize"
  3. make a characteristic or natural sound; " The drums spoke"
  4. exchange thoughts; talk with; " We often talk business"; " Actions talk louder than words"
  5. use language; " the baby talks already"; " the prisoner won't speak"; " they speak a strange dialect"
  6. 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.
  7. To express opinions; to say; to talk; to converse.
  8. To utter a speech, discourse, or harangue; to adress a public assembly formally.
  9. To discourse; to make mention; to tell.
  10. To give sound; to sound.
  11. To convey sentiments, ideas, or intelligence as if by utterance; as, features that speak of self- will.
  12. To utter with the mouth; to pronounce; to utter articulately, as human beings.
  13. To utter in a word or words; to say; to tell; to declare orally; as, to speak the truth; to speak sense.
  14. To declare; to proclaim; to publish; to make known; to exhibit; to express in any way.
  15. To talk or converse in; to utter or pronounce, as in conversation; as, to speak Latin.
  16. To address; to accost; to speak to.
  17. 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.
  18. To utter, as a word; pronounce; to tell in words; as, to speak the truth; to use, or be able to use, in conversation; as, he speaks four languages; to address; hail; as, ships speak each other in passing.
  19. Spoke.
  20. Spoken.
  21. Speaking.
  22. To utter words or articulate sounds: to say: to talk: to converse: to sound.
  23. To pronounce: to converse in: to address: to declare: to express by signs:- pa. t. spoke or spake; pa. p. spoken.
  24. Spoke ( old form, spake).
  25. To pronounce; converse in; address; declare.
  26. To utter words; say; talk; harangue.
  27. To utter, as a word; articulate; make known; reveal.
  28. To talk; make a speech.
  29. To utter articulately; to declare; to celebrate; to talk in; to communicate. To speak a ship, to hail and speak to her commander.
  30. To utter words or articulate sounds; to utter a speech or discourse; to talk; to dispute; to make mention of; to converse.
  31. 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.

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. You've heard me speak of John Lexman?" – The Clue of the Twisted Candle by Edgar Wallace
  3. But I must speak to you. – Dame Care by Hermann Sudermann
  4. Speak here, then, will you? – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  5. Anne did not speak – Anne Of The Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  6. You must not speak to d'Aiglemont. – The Firm of Nucingen by Honore de Balzac
  7. Speak out, you know. – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  8. She wants to say, yes, get me out, but she can only speak in the dream. – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  9. Want to speak to you." – A First Family of Tasajara by Bret Harte
  10. Why didn't I speak that night? – The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason
  11. We will speak no more of it." – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  12. Speak to them, Brookhouse. – A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life. by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  13. Oh yes, Lilly, I want to speak to you. – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  14. We must speak out now. – The Woman of Mystery by Maurice Leblanc
  15. You must not- you shall not speak to me so. – The Man and the Moment by Elinor Glyn
  16. I won't speak to you- I'll go away! – The First Distiller by Leo Tolstoy
  17. He let no one speak – Pretty Michal by Mór Jókai
  18. Why don't he speak – Cruel As The Grave by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  19. When I speak to you, I expect you to listen. – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed
  20. Didn't you speak to him? – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn