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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.

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He said: "It helps you remember there's more to life than football when you meet people like Carolynne and Freya but they had smiles on their faces and that speaks volumes for them.
I often read letters from the public bemoaning the outrageous amounts most of our Labour councillors are claiming and their silence on this also speaks volumes.
But Ms Douglas's decision to take responsibility for something that happened "on her watch" and her willingness to stand in the line of fire speaks volumes for her leadership qualities - something that can't be said of some of her more senior colleagues.
Molko's fragile plea "please don't die" speaks volumes.
The furor over the flesh speaks volumes about the progress of freedom of expression in Chile.
Daniels speaks volumes when she transforms this epithet into a compliment.
This case also speaks volumes about Labor Secretary Robert Reich's reckless support for giving union officials more license to play with employees' pension funds.
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This simple fact speaks volumes about Americans, from our economic stability that allows luxuries such as a TV set in every room, to our reliance on the boob tube.
His clients depend on his knowledge and expertise to handle their most important assets, and the trust and confidence they have in him speaks volumes about his character.
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Radiation from such a star speaks volumes about its girth.