Definition of Speak

1. Verb. Express in speech. "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

2. Verb. Exchange thoughts; talk with. "Sam and Sue speak"; "Actions talk louder than words"

3. Verb. Use language. "Sam and Sue speak"; "They speak a strange dialect"
Exact synonyms: Talk
Generic synonyms: Communicate, Intercommunicate
Specialized synonyms: Run On, Smatter, Slang
Derivative terms: Speaking, Speech, Talk, Talker

4. Verb. Give a speech to. "The chairman addressed the board of trustees"
Exact synonyms: Address
Specialized synonyms: Blaze Away, Memorialise, Memorialize, Keynote, Harangue
Entails: Talk
Derivative terms: Address, Addressee, Speaking, Speech

5. Verb. Make a characteristic or natural sound. "The drums spoke"
Generic synonyms: Sound

Definition of Speak

1. v. i. To utter words or articulate sounds, as human beings; to express thoughts by words; as, the organs may be so obstructed that a man may not be able to speak.

2. v. t. To utter with the mouth; to pronounce; to utter articulately, as human beings.

Definition of Speak

1. Verb. (intransitive) To communicate with one's voice, to say words out loud. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To have a conversation. ¹

3. Verb. (context: by extension) To communicate or converse by some means other than orally, such as writing or facial expressions. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To deliver a message to a group; to deliver a speech. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To be able to communicate in a language. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To utter. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To communicate (some fact or feeling); to bespeak, to indicate. ¹

8. Noun. language, jargon, or terminology used uniquely in a particular environment or group. ¹

9. Noun. (dated) a low class bar, a speakeasy. ¹

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Definition of Speak

1. to utter words [v SPOKE or SPAKE, SPOKEN, SPEAKING, SPEAKS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Speak

spaz out
spazz out
spazzed out
spazzes out
spazzing out
speak (current term)
speak for
speak for oneself
speak highly
speak ill of
speak in tongues
speak of the devil
speak of the devil and he appears
speak of the devil and he shall appear
speak one's mind
speak out
speak out of turn
speak softly and carry a big stick
speak to

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