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1. speak

verb. ['ˈspiːk'] express in speech.

Synonyms

  • talk of
  • tittle-tattle
  • talk about
  • murmur
  • enthuse
  • blabber
  • sing
  • deliver
  • mutter
  • intercommunicate
  • hiss
  • blunder out
  • bumble
  • stutter
  • jabber
  • drone
  • blubber
  • communicate
  • rabbit on
  • prattle
  • yack
  • present
  • lip off
  • yap away
  • sibilate
  • snivel
  • drone on
  • spout
  • piffle
  • blurt
  • ejaculate
  • gibber
  • bark
  • whine
  • chatter
  • utter
  • troll
  • generalize
  • slur
  • inflect
  • babble
  • speak in tongues
  • shout
  • snarl
  • stammer
  • twaddle
  • tattle
  • intone
  • mumble
  • gabble
  • verbalize
  • maunder
  • vocalize
  • rasp
  • mussitate
  • bay
  • peep
  • yack away
  • shoot one's mouth off
  • speak up
  • read
  • prate
  • snap
  • blab
  • swallow
  • rave
  • modulate
  • whiff
  • jaw
  • rant
  • blurt out
  • phonate
  • verbalise
  • blubber out
  • chant
  • clack
  • palaver
  • falter
  • open up
  • whisper
  • generalise
  • talk
  • gulp
  • siss
  • mouth
  • begin
  • cackle
  • blunder
  • sizz
  • tone
  • vocalise
  • rattle on

Antonyms

  • whisper
  • shout
  • specify
  • cheer

Etymology

  • speken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • specan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word speak


1. Verb, base form
Choose a time when the two of you can speak privately.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Steps would include using positive words, keeping your temper, and considering your words before you speak them.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Talk respectfully about the company and speak in positive terms about your own manager.

Quotes containing the word speak


1. Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

2. One can never speak enough of the virtues, the dangers, the power of shared laughter.
- Francoise Sagan

3. Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
- Napoleon Hill

2. speak

verb. ['ˈspiːk'] exchange thoughts; talk with.

Synonyms

  • butterfly
  • communicate
  • spiel
  • monologuize
  • dogmatise
  • pontificate
  • soliloquize
  • gossip
  • dogmatize
  • go on
  • philander
  • flirt
  • orate
  • talk turkey
  • discourse
  • converse
  • coquet
  • chat up
  • talk
  • proceed
  • dish the dirt
  • level
  • intercommunicate
  • rap
  • continue
  • romance
  • mash
  • carry on
  • monologuise
  • hold forth
  • dissertate
  • cheek
  • soliloquise
  • talk down
  • coquette

Antonyms

  • take away
  • stay in place
  • applaud
  • succeed

Etymology

  • speken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • specan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. speak

verb. ['ˈspiːk'] use language.

Synonyms

  • slang
  • talk
  • smatter
  • communicate
  • intercommunicate

Antonyms

  • leanness
  • laugh
  • excommunicate
  • disinherit

Etymology

  • speken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • specan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. speak

verb. ['ˈspiːk'] give a speech to.

Synonyms

  • memorialise
  • blaze away
  • harangue
  • keynote
  • talk
  • memorialize

Antonyms

  • absence
  • future
  • past
  • take

Etymology

  • speken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • specan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. speak

verb. ['ˈspiːk'] make a characteristic or natural sound.

Antonyms

  • uncover

Etymology

  • speken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • specan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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