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speak

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of speak

  1. 1 to express (a thought or emotion) in words <finally spoke her fears> Synonyms articulate, bring out, enunciate, pass, say, state, talk, tell, utter, verbalize, vocalizeRelated Words air, discuss, give, look, share, sound, vent, ventilate, voice; blabber, bolt, blurt, get off, shoot; advertise, announce, blaze, broadcast, declare, post, proclaim, promulgate, publicize, publish; affirm, allege, assert, aver, avouch, avow; breathe, chirp, drawl, gasp, lip, mouth, murmur, purr, shout, splutter, spout, whisper; clothe, couch, formulate, formulize, phrase, put, word; comment, pipe up (with), remark; rip (out), snarlNear Antonyms stifle, suppress

  2. 2 to give a formal often extended talk on a subject <the Mayanists have been invited to speak about their latest archaeological discoveries> Synonyms declaim, descant, discourse, expatiate, harangue, lecture, orate, talkRelated Words recite, soliloquize; dissert, expound, pontificate, sermonize; mouth, spout; filibuster





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