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Definition 1: express in speech - [verb of communication]

Samples where speak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for speak in the sense of this definition

(speak is a kind of ...) transmit thoughts or feelings

"He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"

(... is a kind of speak ) produce tones with the voice

"She was singing while she was cooking" "My brother sings very well"

(... is a kind of speak ) talk in a tearful manner

(... is a kind of speak ) talk freely and without inhibition

(... is a kind of speak ) talk incessantly and tiresomely

(... is a kind of speak ) make noise as if chattering away

"The magpies were chattering in the trees"

(... is a kind of speak ) speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

(... is a kind of speak ) speak or write in generalities

(... is a kind of speak ) deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)

"The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students"

(... is a kind of speak ) vary the pitch of one's speech

(... is a kind of speak ) speak softly or indistinctly

"She murmured softly to the baby in her arms"

(... is a kind of speak ) talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice

(... is a kind of speak ) utter indistinctly

(... is a kind of speak ) utter or make a noise, as when swallowing too quickly

"He gulped for help after choking on a big piece of meat"

(... is a kind of speak ) utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically

"The students chanted the same slogan over and over again"

(... is a kind of speak ) utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way

"The old man is only babbling--don't pay attention"

(... is a kind of speak ) talk or utter in a cackling manner

"The women cackled when they saw the movie star step out of the limousine"

(... is a kind of speak ) express or utter with a hiss

(... is a kind of speak ) talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner

(... is a kind of speak ) utter in deep prolonged tones

(... is a kind of speak ) speak in an unfriendly tone

"She barked into the dictaphone"

(... is a kind of speak ) utter impulsively

"He blurted out the secret" "He blundered his stupid ideas"

(... is a kind of speak ) utter in a grating voice

(... is a kind of speak ) speak louder; raise one's voice

"The audience asked the lecturer to please speak up"

(... is a kind of speak ) speak in a hesitant and high-pitched tone of voice

(... is a kind of speak ) speak softly; in a low voice

(... is a kind of speak ) utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking)

"My grandmother is hard of hearing--you'll have to shout"

(... is a kind of speak ) speak spontaneously and without restraint

"She always shoots her mouth off and says things she later regrets"

(... is a kind of speak ) begin to speak or say

"`Now listen, friends', he began"

(... is a kind of speak ) speak or recite rapidly or in a rolling voice

(... is a kind of speak ) utter speech sounds

(... is a kind of speak ) utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone

"The sales clerk snapped a reply at the angry customer" "The guard snarled at us"

(... is a kind of speak ) utter with enthusiasm

(... is a kind of speak ) speak unintelligibly in or as if in religious ecstasy

"The parishioners spoke in tongues"

(... is a kind of speak ) speak haltingly

"The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"

(... is a kind of speak ) talk in a monotonous voice

(... is a kind of speak ) utter while crying

(... is a kind of speak ) discuss or mention

"They spoke of many things"

(... is a kind of speak ) utter with a puff of air

"whiff out a prayer"

(speak has a similar meaning as ...) be verbose

"This lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious"

(... is a kind of speak ) utter indistinctly

"She swallowed the last words of her speech"

(... is a kind of speak ) look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed

"The King will read the proclamation at noon"

Definition 2: exchange thoughts; talk with - [verb of communication]

Samples where speak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We often talk business
  • Actions talk louder than words

Synonyms for speak in the sense of this definition

(speak is a kind of ...) transmit thoughts or feelings

"He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"

(... is a kind of speak ) wag one's tongue; speak about others and reveal secrets or intimacies

"She won't dish the dirt"

(... is a kind of speak ) talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

"The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries" "My husband never flirts with other women"

(... is a kind of speak ) carry on a conversation

(... is a kind of speak ) talk to oneself

(... is a kind of speak ) discuss frankly, often in a business context

(... is a kind of speak ) talk frankly with; lay it on the line

"I have to level with you"

(... is a kind of speak ) speak impudently to

(... is a kind of speak ) speak dogmatically

(... is a kind of speak ) speak at great length (about something)

(... is a kind of speak ) speak in a condescending manner, as if to a child

"He talks down to her"

(... is a kind of speak ) talk pompously

(... is a kind of speak ) talk in a dogmatic and pompous manner

"The new professor always pontificates"

(... is a kind of speak ) talk at length and formally about a topic

"The speaker dissertated about the social politics in 18th century England"

(... is a kind of speak ) continue talking

"`I know it's hard', he continued, `but there is no choice'" "carry on--pretend we are not in the room"

(... is a kind of speak ) talk volubly

Definition 3: use language - [verb of communication]

Samples where speak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for speak in the sense of this definition

(speak is a kind of ...) transmit thoughts or feelings

"He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"

(... is a kind of speak ) talk or narrate at length

(... is a kind of speak ) speak with spotty or superficial knowledge

"She smatters Russian"

(... is a kind of speak ) use slang or vulgar language

Definition 4: give a speech to - [verb of communication]

Samples where speak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The chairman addressed the board of trustees

Synonyms for speak in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of speak ) speak with fire and passion

"He blazed away at his opponents in the Senate"

(... is a kind of speak ) address in a memorial

"The President memorialized the heroes of the battle"

(... is a kind of speak ) give the keynote address to (an audience)

(... is a kind of speak ) deliver a harangue to; address forcefully

(speak implies ...) use language

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

Definition 5: make a characteristic or natural sound - [verb of perception]

Samples where speak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The drums spoke

(speak is a kind of ...) give off a certain sound or sounds

"This record sounds scratchy"

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