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spoken, past participle; speaking, present participle; spoke, past tense; speaks, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Say something in order to convey information, an opinion, or a feeling
    • - in his agitation he was unable to speak
    • - she refused to speak about the incident
  2. Have a conversation
    • - I wish to speak privately with you
    • - I'll speak to him if he calls
  3. Utter (a word, message, speech, etc.)
    • - patients copy words spoken by the therapist
  4. Communicate in or be able to communicate in (a specified language)
    • - my mother spoke Russian
  5. Make a speech before an audience, or make a contribution to a debate
    • - twenty thousand people attended to hear him speak
  6. Express the views or position of (another person or group)
    • - he claimed to speak for the majority of local people
  7. Convey one's views or position indirectly
    • - speaking through his attorney, he refused to join the debate
  8. Mention or discuss in speech or writing
    • - the books speak of betrayal
  9. (of behavior, a quality, an event, etc.) Serve as evidence for something
    • - her harping on him spoke strongly of a crush
    • - his frame spoke tiredness
  10. (of an object that typically makes a sound when it functions) Make a characteristic sound
    • - the gun spoke again
  11. Show or manifest (someone or something) to be in a particular state or to possess a certain quality
    • - she had seen nothing that spoke him of immoral habits
  12. (of an organ pipe or other musical instrument) Make a sound
    • - insufficient air circulates for the pipes to speak
  13. (of a dog) Bark

  14. Hail and hold communication with (a ship) at sea

  15. Talk to in order to reprove or advise
    • - she tried to speak to Seth about his drinking
  16. Talk to in order to give or extract information
    • - he had spoken to the police
  17. Discuss or comment on formally
    • - the Church wants to speak to real issues
  18. Appeal or relate to
    • - the story spoke to him directly

  1. talk: express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
  2. talk: exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words"
  3. use language; "the baby talks already"; "the prisoner won't speak"; "they speak a strange dialect"
  4. address: give a speech to; "The chairman addressed the board of trustees"
  5. make a characteristic or natural sound; "The drums spoke"
  6. speaking(a): capable of or involving speech or speaking; "human beings--the speaking animals"; "a speaking part in the play"
  7. SPEAK!!!! is the fourth album from The Mad Capsule Markets. The album was recorded in England. Two songs were featured from the original Berrie recording. The album displayed a more experimental and darker side to their music, evident in the closing song "Kachiku". ...
  8. SPEAK, the Voice for the Animals is a British animal rights campaign founded in 2003 that aims to end animal experimentation in the UK. It has to date fought against two projects. ...
  9. Tamás Deák (born May 31, 1976) better known by his stage name Speak, is a rap artist, model and actor based in Hungary. He gained considerable fame when the music video for his 2003 anti-war song, "Stop the War", became popularized through video sharing websites.
  10. Speak is a 2004 American independent film based on the award-winning novel of the same name by Laurie Halse Anderson. It stars a then 13-year-old Kristen Stewart as Melinda Sordino, a high school freshman who stops talking completely after being raped by an upperclassman. ...
  11. "Speak" is a single by the hard rock band Godsmack from their fourth album IV. It reached number one on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart and number ten on the Modern Rock chart.
  12. Speak is the first major studio album from CCM musician Jimmy Needham. It was released on August 15, 2006 under Inpop Records in the United States.
  13. This Side is the Grammy-winning fourth album by the band Nickel Creek, released on Sugar Hill in the summer of 2002. It gained some notoriety in indie rock circles due to the group's recording of a Pavement song, Spit on a Stranger. Alison Krauss acted as a producer for the album.
  14. Speak is a compilation album consisting of previously obscure material by British Art rock band No-Man. Originally, recorded between 1988 and 1989, the songs were re-mixed and re-sung in 1999 (during the band's sessions for Returning Jesus). ...
  15. language, jargon, or terminology used uniquely in a particular environment or group; To communicate with one's voice, to say words out loud; To have a conversation; To communicate or converse by some means other than orally, such as writing or facial expressions; To deliver a message to a ...
  16. (speaking) One's ability to communicate vocally in a given language; The act of communicating vocally; An oral recitation of e.g. a story; Used in speaking; Expressive; eloquent; Involving speaking; Having the ability of speech. (in compounds) Having competence in a language
  17. (SPEAKING) Looking to express yourself; a need for communication; receiving a message (pay attention to the words being said)
  18. (Speaking) A person who can give a public presentation on a specified organic land care topic. Search on the topic as a keyword.
  19. (Speaking) Skill in oral communication for persuasion, memorization, and description
  20. (Speaking) What it’s all about. Put your new vocabulary to work by using the new words while speaking. The more you use them the more they can become part of your active vocabulary.
  21. (Speaking) Your shadowing practice also gives you great speaking practice, so be sure to do it. As you shadow, don't worry about the meaning of what you are saying. You can think about that later when you read the script.
  22. (Speaking) means clear, concise and effective oral communication of arguments, concepts , emotions, feelings, ideas, problems and their solutions. ...
  23. (Speaking) the words we use when talking
  24. (Speaking) the yelping of the foxhunting hounds (also being in cry, giving tongue or voicing)
  25. (Speaking) without hesitating, green areas, special occasions, is seen as (means 'is considered to be')