Synonyms of speak in English:

speak

verb

  • 1 she refused to speak about the incident he was speaking the truth
  • 2 we spoke the other day
    have a conversation, talk, have a talk, have a discussion, converse, communicate, chat, have a chat, pass the time of day, have a word, gossip, make conversation
    informal have a confab, chew the fat/rag
    British informal natter, have a chinwag
    North American informal shoot the breeze
  • 3 the Minister spoke for two hours
    give a speech, give a talk, talk, lecture, give a lecture, deliver an address, give a sermon, hold forth, discourse, expound, expatiate, orate, harangue, sermonize, pontificate
    informal spout, spiel, speechify, preachify, jaw, sound off, drone on
  • 4 he was spoken of as a promising student
    mention, make mention of, talk about, discuss, refer to, make reference to, bring in, introduce, remark on, comment on, allude to, advert to, deal with, treat
  • 5 his expression spoke disbelief
    indicate, mean, suggest, show, denote, display, demonstrate, be evidence of, register, reflect, reveal, betray, evince, disclose, exhibit, manifest; express, convey, signify, impart, bespeak, communicate, bear out, attest, testify to, prove, evidence
    literary betoken
  • Phrases

    speak for

  • 1 the MP who speaks for the Liberal Democrats on education
    represent, speak on behalf of, act for, act on behalf of, appear for, intercede for, express the views of, act as spokesman for, act as spokeswoman for, act as spokesperson for
  • 2 who would like to speak for the motion?
    [Antonyms] speak against oppose
  • speak out/up

    women have been speaking out on this issue for some timespeak publiclyspeak openlyspeak boldlyspeak franklyspeak one's mindsound offspout offgo onstand up and be counted

    speak up

    you'll have to speak up to be heardspeak (more) loudlyspeak outspeak clearlyraise one's voiceshoutyellbellowcall at the top of one's voiceNorth American informalholler

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