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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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Mother says he's very nice, though he never speaks to us girls.
Madame Hester absolutely refuseth to speak, and the magistrates have laid their heads together in vain.
She made her plan; she would speak of something totally differentthe children in Brunswick Square; and she only waited for breath to begin, when Mr.
Tell him I must see him again--must speak to him instantly.
She saw all these perils -- and still the cruel courage to face the worst, and speak, was as far from her as ever.
You have loved yourself; let your old love speak for me
Let us speak of this song that my mother-- who, alas
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.
The pair met by the oak tree, and King Apollo son of Jove was first to speak.
If he would now speak to her with the unreserve which had sometimes been too much for her before, it would be most consoling; but that she found was not to be.
Discretion of speech, is more than eloquence; and to speak agreeably to him, with whom we deal, is more than to speak in good words, or in good order.
If you are English why is it then that you cannot speak English?