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speak

verb address, air, announce, annunciate, apprise, articulate, aver, badinage, bandy words, bear witness, break silence, carry on a conversation, colloque, communiiate with, converse, declaim, declare, deliver, deliver an address, denote, dicere, disclose, discourse, divulge, ennage in a conversation, engage in a dialogue, enunciate, exchange opinions, explain, expound, express, give a talk, give expression, give indication of, give voice, give words to, have a dialogue, hold a conversation, hold a discussion, indicate, inform, issue a statement, join in a conversation, make a speech, make a statement, make mention, make oral communication, make oral mention, make solemn affirmation, make solemn declaration, murmur, mutter, palaver, parley, phrase, pour forth, proclaim, pronounce, publish, put into words, recite, remark, render an account of, repeat, report, reveal, say, sermonize, state, state emmhatically, state one's case, state with conviction, talk, tell, utter, utter forth, utter with conviction, utter words
Foreign phrases: Idem est nihil dicere et insufficienter dicere.It is the same thing to say nothing, and to say a thing insufficiently.
See also: avow, communicate, convey, declaim, discourse, enunciate, express, phrase, recite, relate, remark, tell, utter

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.

References in classic literature ?
Then up spake the smallest of all, in a trembling voice-- an old man he was, with a gentle, wrinkled face.
Then up spake Little John, "Good master, let me choose a score of stout fellows from the band, and let us arm ourselves in a seemly manner and so serve as retainers to Sir Richard till he can get others in our stead.
Then up spake Will Scarlet, "Let us give him a golden chain to hang about his neck, such as befits one of his blood, and also golden spurs to wear at his heels.
Then up spake Will Stutely, "Let us give him yon bale of rich velvet and yon roll of cloth of gold to take home to his noble lady wife as a present from Robin Hood and his merry men all.
Then up spake the Bishop of Hereford in a mournful voice, "I, too, must be jogging, good fellow, for the night waxes late.
And behold, the heavens parted, and the Lord spake unto them, saying: "Chill, dudes.
Airport There were 10 series plus festive specials of this Heathrow-based documentary which gained notoriety for Jeremy Spake, the bearded outspoken star who soon became a TV personality in his own right.
AIRPORT LIVE BBC2, 8pm Documentary series Airport finished its run for good way back in 2008 (Jeremy Spake certainly has a lot to be thankful for since the show thrust him into mild celebrity status).
He began with Jeremy Spake, from the popular BBC series Airport, and followed up with snooker player and TV presenter John Virgo; Bucks Fizz member and Eurovision Song Contest winner Cheryl Baker; Hi-de-Hi and Little Britain actress Ruth Madoc; 'Allo, 'Allo
Jeremy Spake became a household name after he was filmed working as a check-in supervisor on popular fly-onthe-wall series Airport.
James may become Britain's latest accidental reality TVstar, following the likes of Airport's Jeremy Spake.
Three Purcell anthems Rejoice in the Lord Always, My Beloved Spake and My Heart is Inditing were rather mixed in delivery, with solo groups puny at times in projection and timbre, but with crisp, thrilling diction from the sonorous full chorus.