Synonyms of 'speak'
to say wordsThe President spoke of the need for territorial compromise.
You don't sound like a foreigner talking English.
to communicate or express (something) in wordsThe very act of speaking the words gave him comfort.
He failed to articulate an overall vision.
I hope you didn't say anything about me.
Scientists have voiced concern that the disease could be passed to humans.
Have I pronounced your name correctly?
They departed without uttering a word.
Clearly state your address and telephone number.
Come on; you're talking rubbish.
He expressed grave concern at their attitude.
My natural mother has never communicated with me.
They communicated in sign language.
She enunciated each word slowly and carefully.
to say wordsIt was very emotional when we spoke again.
They were conversing in German, their only common language.
Let's talk about these new ideas of yours.
I was just chatting to him the other day.
He discoursed for several hours on English prose.
She conferred with Hill and the others in her office.
have a word,
have a talk,
natter (British, informal),
The pair would natter on the phone for hours.
shoot the breeze (slang, mainly US, Canadian),
to give a speech or lectureLast month I spoke in front of two thousand people in Birmingham.
lecture, , ,
She has lectured and taught all over the world.
She would go red in the face and start to spout.
make a speech,
Politicians like to pontificate about falling standards.
give a speech,
He used to declaim verse to us with immense energy.
He is capable of holding forth with great eloquence.
address an audience,
deliver an address, ,
See speak for something or someone
See speak out or up
See speak to someone
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in the sense of chat
to have an informal conversationI was just chatting to him the other day.
in the sense of communicate
to exchange (thoughts) or make known (information or feelings) by speech, writing, or other meansMy natural mother has never communicated with me.They communicated in sign language.
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