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Definition of 'speak'


  1. express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
       Synonyms: talk utter mouth verbalize verbalise
  2. exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words"
       Synonyms: talk
  3. use language; "the baby talks already"; "the prisoner won't speak"; "they speak a strange dialect"
       Synonyms: talk
  4. give a speech to; "The chairman addressed the board of trustees"
       Synonyms: address
  5. make a characteristic or natural sound; "The drums spoke"

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