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Definition of speak:

  1. To utter articulate sounds, applied to human beings; to make known thoughts by words; to talk; to converse with; to discourse; to make a speech; to address; to accost.


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Usage examples:

  • " Did you speak with him then?

    - "The Case of the Golden Bullet", Grace Isabel Colbron, and Augusta Groner.
  • For some time he did not speak.

    - "The Veiled Lady and Other Men and Women", F. Hopkinson Smith.
  • I shall speak myself.

    - "The White Sister", F. Marion Crawford.