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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 classic literature ?
The ears of the king are large, if his mouth be small, O Chief Bulalio," I answered, "and I, who am but the mouth, speak what the ears have heard.
Now you speak from your heart, young man, and by digging I have reached the root of the matter.
In the absence of your letters, have you any one in London who can speak to your identity?
And thus did they speak unto me: Thou forgottest the path before, now dost thou also forget how to walk
I knew that the audience would be largely composed of the most influential class of white men and women, and that it would be a rare opportunity for me to let them know what we were trying to do at Tuskegee, as well as to speak to them about the relations of the races.
I wish, father, you would come and speak to Rosanna," she said.
Thus did he speak, but they all held their peace, ashamed to decline the challenge, yet fearing to accept it, till at last Menelaus rose and rebuked them, for he was angry.
I speak only the language of my tribe--the great apes who were Kerchak's; and a little of the languages of Tantor, the elephant, and Numa, the lion, and of the other folks of the jungle I understand.
Not only was Pierre's attempt to speak unsuccessful, but he was rudely interrupted, pushed aside, and people turned away from him as from a common enemy.
With difficulty however could she prevent her from following him herself; and to persuade her to check her agitation, to wait, at least, with the appearance of composure, till she might speak to him with more privacy and more effect, was impossible; for Marianne continued incessantly to give way in a low voice to the misery of her feelings, by exclamations of wretchedness.
She made her plan; she would speak of something totally differentthe children in Brunswick Square; and she only waited for breath to begin, when Mr.
She saw all these perils -- and still the cruel courage to face the worst, and speak, was as far from her as ever.
You have loved yourself; let your old love speak for me
When Miss Halcombe informed me of this I told her that I must absolutely speak to her sister before I left Limmeridge, and it was, therefore, arranged that I should see Miss Fairlie in her own sitting-room the next morning.
After a short absence (during which he could be heard to speak in a softened soothing tone) he returned, bearing in his hand a lamp.