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speak

speak

 
pronunciation:
spik
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part of speech: verb
inflections: speaks, speaking, spoke, spoken
definition 1: to utter words in one's usual voice; talk.
Can you speak louder?
synonyms:
talk
definition 2: to express a thought or idea using the voice.
I will speak to her about the party.
synonyms:
talk
similar words:
communicate
definition 3: to deliver a speech.
He will speak at our graduation.
synonyms:
lecture
similar words:
preach
definition 4: to take part in conversation.
He interrupted as we were speaking.
synonyms:
converse, talk
similar words:
chat, communicate
definition 5: to say in one's usual voice.
She spoke my name.
synonyms:
say, utter
similar words:
articulate, call, pronounce, sound, state
definition 6: to express.
They spoke the truth.
synonyms:
communicate, convey, express
similar words:
disclose, relate, reveal, say, state, tell, voice
definition 7: to be able to speak in.
He speaks German and English.
similar words:
communicate in, converse in, pronounce, utter
derivation: speakable (adj.)
Word Builder: speak +
  • speaker1:
    a person who gives a speech.
  • speaker2:
    the part of a radio, TV, or other device where the sound comes out.
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  communication, language