v. i.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.
[imp. Spoke (Spake ( ) Archaic); p. p. Spoken (Spoke, Obs. or Colloq.); p. pr. & vb. n. Speaking.]
Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth.
- 1 Sam. iii. 9.
2.To express opinions; to say; to talk; to converse.
3.To utter a speech, discourse, or harangue; to adress a public assembly formally.
4.To discourse; to make mention; to tell.
5.To give sound; to sound.
Make all our trumpets speak.
- Shak.
6.To convey sentiments, ideas, or intelligence as if by utterance; as, features that speak of self-will.
Thine eye begins to speak.
- Shak.
To speak of
to take account of, to make mention of.
To speak out
to speak loudly and distinctly; also, to speak unreservedly.
- Robynson (More's Utopia).
To speak well for
to commend; to be favorable to.
To speak with
to converse with.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To utter with the mouth; to pronounce; to utter articulately, as human beings.
2.To utter in a word or words; to say; to tell; to declare orally; as, to speak the truth; to speak sense.
3.To declare; to proclaim; to publish; to make known; to exhibit; to express in any way.
It is my father;s muste
To speak your deeds.
- Shak.
Report speaks you a bonny monk.
- Sir W. Scott.
4.To talk or converse in; to utter or pronounce, as in conversation; as, to speak Latin.
5.To address; to accost; to speak to.
[He will] thee in hope; he will speak thee fair.
- Ecclus. xiii. 6.
To speak a ship
(Naut.) to hail and speak to her captain or commander.
Verb1.speak - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
2.speak - exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words"
Synonyms: talk
3.speak - use language; "the baby talks already"; "the prisoner won't speak"; "they speak a strange dialect"
Synonyms: talk
4.speak - give a speech to; "The chairman addressed the board of trustees"
Synonyms: address
5.speak - make a characteristic or natural sound; "The drums spoke"

TO SPEAK. This term is used in the English law, to signify the permission given by a court to the prosecutor and defendant in some cases of misdemeanor, to agree together, after which the prosecutor comes into court and declares himself to be satisfied; when the court pass a nominal sentence. 1 Chit. Pr. 17.

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