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Definition 1: the use of language to perform some act - [noun denoting communication]

(speech act is a kind of ...) something that people do or cause to happen

(... is a kind of speech act ) the speech act of rejecting

(... is a kind of speech act ) the speech act of objecting

(... is a kind of speech act ) a speech act that conveys information

(... is a kind of speech act ) the speech act of making something evident

(... is a kind of speech act ) a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future

(... is a kind of speech act ) speaking of yourself in superlatives

(... is a kind of speech act ) the verbal act of naming

"the part he failed was the naming of state capitals"

(... is a kind of speech act ) a call to engage in a contest or fight

(... is a kind of speech act ) the act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible

"I heard his explanation of the accident"

(... is a kind of speech act ) a public act of denouncing

(... is a kind of speech act ) the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience

"he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"

(... is a kind of speech act ) the act of refusing to comply (as with a request)

"it resulted in a complete denial of his privileges"

(... is a kind of speech act ) the act of affirming or asserting or stating something

(... is a kind of speech act ) the act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration

(... is a kind of speech act ) words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another

(... is a kind of speech act ) the act of making a proposal

"they listened to her proposal"

(... is a kind of speech act ) an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

(... is a kind of speech act ) the verbal act of agreeing

(... is a kind of speech act ) (law) the act of citing (as of spoken words or written passages or legal precedents etc.)

(... is a kind of speech act ) the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing

(... is a kind of speech act ) the verbal act of offering

"a generous offer of assistance"

(... is a kind of speech act ) the verbal act of requesting

(... is a kind of speech act ) the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange

"he growled his reply"

(... is a kind of speech act ) the act of describing something

(... is a kind of speech act ) the act of giving up (a claim or office or possession etc.)

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