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Synonyms for talk






  • speak
  • speak in
  • communicate in
  • use
  • discourse in
  • converse in
  • express yourself in


talk about or of something or someone


talk back


talk big


talk down to someone


talk someone into something


talk someone out of something


  • dissuade someone from
  • put someone off
  • discourage someone from
  • stop someone from
  • deter someone from
  • advise someone against
  • argue someone out of
  • persuade someone against
  • urge someone against

talk something or someone down: help to land


  • help to land
  • bring to land
  • give landing instructions to

Synonyms for talk

to engage in spoken exchange

to direct speech to


to express oneself in speech

to engage in or spread gossip

to meet and exchange views to reach a decision

to give incriminating information about others, especially to the authorities

talk back: to utter an impertinent rejoinder

talk down: to think, represent, or speak of as small or unimportant

talk into: to succeed in causing (a person) to act in a certain way

talk over: to speak together and exchange ideas and opinions about

talk up: to increase or seek to increase the importance or reputation of by favorable publicity

talk up: to make known vigorously the positive features of (a product)

talk up: to utter an impertinent rejoinder

the faculty, act, or product of speaking

a usually formal oral communication to an audience

the act or process of dealing with another to reach an agreement

Synonyms for talk


the act of giving a talk to an audience

a speech that is open to the public

idle gossip or rumor

deliver a lecture or talk

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The other thing that drives me mad is when people are talking round and round a subject, and the discussion is going nowhere.
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Everyone is talking round the table and great progress is being made, and we are still hopeful that we can tie up the deal in this period.
Smith joined Paul Lovering at Easter Road after McCall's attempts at talking round the Bankies board fell on deaf ears.
It's all about talking round the issue, swerving the truth, as it were.