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 speak speak

verb

  • () express in speech  ( verbalise, verbalize, utter, mouth, talk, speak )
    express in speech
     She talks a lot of nonsense
    She talks a lot of nonsense
     This depressed patient does not verbalize
    This depressed patient does not verbalize
  • () exchange thoughts; talk with  ( speak, talk )
    exchange thoughts; talk with
     We often talk business
    We often talk business
     Actions talk louder than words
    Actions talk louder than words
  • () use language  ( talk, speak )
    use language
     the baby talks already
    the baby talks already
     the prisoner won't speak
    the prisoner won't speak
     they speak a strange dialect
    they speak a strange dialect
  • () give a speech to  ( address, speak )
    give a speech to
     The chairman addressed the board of trustees
    The chairman addressed the board of trustees
  • () make a characteristic or natural sound  ( speak )
    make a characteristic or natural sound
     The drums spoke
    The drums spoke