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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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References in periodicals archive ?
Although the Roman Empire destroyed the Second Temple, Jewish tradition teaches that the underlying reason for the destruction was the practice of Jews speaking ill of each other (loshon hara) and spreading "senseless hatred" (sinat chinam).
As my religion precludes me speaking ill of the recently dead, let me get mine in while the old witch is still alive.
The documentary Speaking Ill Of The Dead tells how O'Higgins thought a woman's "natural function" was to bear children and take care of the home.
They were facing the people who were speaking ill will toward Paul and making them wonder whether Paul really cared for them.
There are rumors that someone speaking ill of us did it to draw people's sympathy,'' Ishihara said in an address at a gathering in Tokyo of a group supporting the families of abductees to North Korea.
The chapter-by-chapter bibliography is useful and sometimes intriguing: Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Montana History is the all-time winner of the list.
Th is was a way of not speaking ill of the dead, for it meant skipping over most of Harrison's discography.
The Pac-10 has a rule against representatives of institutions or coaches speaking ill of each other in public.
Speaking ill of the dead is no more popular in the art world than in the rest of our culture, but wildly mixed feelings about Balthus were reflected in his obituaries, as well as in the reviews that greeted Nicholas Fox Weber's alternately fawning and hostile 1999 biography of the artist.