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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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I was anxious, however, that the way might also be opened for me to speak directly to a representative Southern white audience.
Franklin to speak to Rosanna, and this seemed the fittest time for keeping my word.
Her indignation would have been still stronger than it was, had she not witnessed that embarrassment which seemed to speak a consciousness of his own misconduct, and prevented her from believing him so unprincipled as to have been sporting with the affections of her sister from the first, without any design that would bear investigation.
But if you have any wish to speak openly to me as a friend, or to ask my opinion of any thing that you may have in contemplationas a friend, indeed, you may command me.
There was no need for me to speak to her; our father had spoken to her from his grave.
So strange was the way in which he faded into silence, and so strange his fixed look when he had ceased to speak, that Darnay felt his own hand turn cold in the hand that slowly released and dropped it.
Her eyes moved uneasily from object to object in the room, betraying plainly that she suspected what my purpose was in coming to speak to her.
After a short absence (during which he could be heard to speak in a softened soothing tone) he returned, bearing in his hand a lamp.
I'd no right to speak as if you'd known you was doing me an injury: you'd no grounds for knowing it; I've always kept what I felt for her as secret as I could.
Roman Catholicism is, so to speak, simply the same thing as unchristianity," he added with flashing eyes, which seemed to take in everybody in the room.
She had met him, he said, with a serious--certainly a serious-- even an agitated air; but before he had been able to speak one intelligible sentence, she had introduced the subject in a manner which he owned had shocked him.
Madame Hester absolutely refuseth to speak, and the magistrates have laid their heads together in vain.