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Synonyms for speak

talk

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converse

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lecture

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deal with

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speak for something or someone: represent

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  • represent
  • act for or on behalf of
  • appear for
  • hold a brief for
  • hold a mandate for

speak for something or someone: support

speak out or up: speak publicly

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  • speak publicly
  • have your say
  • speak your mind
  • sound off
  • stand up and be counted
  • speak openly
  • speak frankly
  • make your position plain

speak out or up: speak loudly

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  • speak loudly
  • raise your voice
  • make yourself heard
  • say it loud and clear

speak to someone: address

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to engage in spoken exchange

to direct speech to

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to express oneself in speech

to talk to an audience formally

speak for: to serve as an official delegate of

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They've trashed one of our last taboos - that you don't speak ill of the dead.
One doesn't speak ill of the dead, but does saying that someone was gay qualify, and isn't that being homophobic rather than polite?
I never once heard him speak ill of anyone or blaspheme.
The table signs warning customers not to speak ill of Sinatra are gone, and so is the old jukebox, replaced with the TVs featuring Sinatra performances and movies.
YOU should never speak ill of the dead but that is exactly what Cork City manager Damien Richardson unwittingly did after his team lost their FAI Cup game at Longford.
He was always very cheerful and would never speak ill of anyone and never complained about anything," said Brian.
I also wanted to stop the infighting with other LGBT groups," says Guerriero, who also instituted a new policy inside Log Cabin: "If you speak ill of another LGBT group, that is grounds for dismissal.
A few days before Bush's arrival, a government spokesman, Guivi Targamadze, warned on public television against any "individual attempting to speak ill of our country or of Mister Bush.
It is not pleasant to speak ill of anyone who has just lost a parent, but to expect a council to show more concern for your own mother than you do is a pretty depressing state of affairs
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Much of it, however, wasn't motivated by Christian charity or a polite refusal to speak ill of the recently departed.
He led the country through a relevant phase of its history," said President Fox, who, like most politicians, even his enemies, were reluctant to speak ill of the deceased man.
Management offered all three severance pay only if they signed a contract promising not to speak ill of the Journals.
A big surprise with Moore's monument is that it does not include the 11th commandment as handed down by Ronald Reagan: "Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican.
The nine were indicted for sabotaging national unity in May 2001, when two of the accused "incited local believers to flee Vietnam and speak ill of the regime," according to a report of the Official Vietnam News Agency.