English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'hold forth'

(phrasal verb) 
Definition
to speak for a long time
He is capable of holding forth with great eloquence.
Synonyms
speak
Last month I spoke in front of two thousand people in Birmingham.
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go on
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discourse
He discoursed for several hours on English prose.
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lecture
She has lectured and taught all over the world.
, ,
spout (informal)
She would go red in the face and start to spout.
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harangue
haranguing her furiously in words she didn't understand
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declaim
He used to declaim verse to us with immense energy.
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spiel (informal)
, , ,
speechify
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korero (New Zealand)
See hold

Additional synonyms

in the sense of declaim
Definition
to speak loudly and dramatically
He used to declaim verse to us with immense energy.
Synonyms
in the sense of discourse
Definition
to speak or write (about) at length
He discoursed for several hours on English prose.
in the sense of harangue
Definition
to address (a person or group) in an angry or forcefully persuasive way
haranguing her furiously in words she didn't understand
Synonyms
rant at,
preach to,
spout at (informal)

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