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Definition of "speak" []

  • To utter words or articulate sounds with ordinary speech modulation; talk. (verb-intransitive)
  • To convey thoughts, opinions, or emotions orally. (verb-intransitive)
  • To express oneself. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be on speaking terms: They are no longer speaking. (verb-intransitive)
  • To deliver an address or lecture: The mayor spoke at the rally. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make (verbal utterances); utter (words) (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To communicate or express (something) in or as if in words (verb)
  • To deliver a speech, discourse, etc (verb)
  • To know how to talk in (a language or dialect) (verb)
  • To make a characteristic sound (verb)
  • (of dogs, esp hounds used in hunting) to give tongue; bark (verb)
  • To hail and converse or communicate with (another vessel) at sea (verb)
  • (of a musical instrument) to produce a sound (verb)
  • To be a representative or advocate (of) (verb)

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Use "speak" in a sentence
  • "_Take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak_."
  • "To speak, is not to think logically; but to _think logically_ is, at the same time, to _speak_."
  • "And finally, all the while he is urged to speak, _speak_, _SPEAK_ as he is applying to his own methods, in his own _personal_ way, the principles he has gathered from his own experience and observation and the recorded experiences of others."