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Speak meaning

speak - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. To utter words or articulate sounds, as human beings; to express thoughts by words; as, the organs may be so obstructed that a man may not be able to speak.
  2. 2. To express opinions; to say; to talk; to converse.
  3. 3. To utter a speech, discourse, or harangue; to adress a public assembly formally.
  4. 4. To discourse; to make mention; to tell.
  5. 5. To give sound; to sound.
  6. 6. To convey sentiments, ideas, or intelligence as if by utterance; as, features that speak of self- will.
  7. 7. To utter with the mouth; to pronounce; to utter articulately, as human beings.
  8. 8. To utter in a word or words; to say; to tell; to declare orally; as, to speak the truth; to speak sense.
  9. 9. To declare; to proclaim; to publish; to make known; to exhibit; to express in any way.
  10. 10. To talk or converse in; to utter or pronounce, as in conversation; as, to speak Latin.
  11. 11. To address; to accost; to speak to.
  12. 12. Spoke ( old form, spake).
  13. 13. To pronounce; converse in; address; declare.
  14. 14. To utter words; say; talk; harangue.

speak - examples of usage

  1. I can't make him speak. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. And yet she could speak to him like that! - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Then I heard him speak. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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