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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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We don't talk enough about sex and we shouldn't be ashamed of the sexual conversation, but we should take advantage of [the radio's popularity] to provide broad sex education.
Commenting on talk radio, Kurtz observes somewhat anxiously, "Many programs have settled on an anything-goes approach, leaving it to listeners to separate the rhetorical wheat from the chaff.
The only goal of mos radio talk shows is higher ratings 67% agree 25% disagree 8% other
America's Talking" Talk Search is conducted in partnership with local cable operators and Sprint Telemedia.
Then let them talk for a least a minute without interrupting them.
Air America does very well in the 18-35 demo,'' said Franken, ``which is unprecedented in talk radio.
FitzPatrick added, "MSOs will find The Talk Channel to be an attractively priced alternative to some of the programming options currently in the marketplace.
The Progressive Talk Format was born in March 2004 in Portland, OR, when Clear Channel Radio's 50,000 watt AM radio station changed its call letters to KPOJ and became the first major market talk radio station to program all Progressive Talk.
Tummy Talk offers expectant moms and new families a way to remember stories in one book where they can journal thoughts and feelings, display growing tummy photos and collect meaningful memorabilia.
When I'm scanning around and hear two inarticulate sports guys talk about carpet-bombing Afghanistan .
Hogue commented: "I am excited about the opportunity to reach a larger audience with the same kind of lively talk and debate I've shared with listeners over the last few years.
will come from,'' says Bell, whose show is broadcast locally on talk station KFI-AM (640).
Tom Holiday, general manager of Salem's Sacramento cluster of stations, today announced that popular talk show host Eric Hogue, heard weekdays on News Talk KTKZ 105.
Meantime, Smith kept doing Dodger pre- and postgame talk shows and presently does the same for UCLA football and basketball.