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Part of speech: Verb

To utter words; as, to speak distinctly; talk; tell; mention; as, do not speak of this; make an address or speech; as, he spoke for an hour; convey ideas; as, our actions speak for us.

Part of speech: Verb

To utter, as a word; pronounce; to tell in words; as, to speak the truth; to use, or be able to use, in conversation; as, he speaks four languages; to address; hail; as, ships speak each other in passing.

Part of speech: Past tense


Part of speech: Participle


Part of speech: Participle


Usage examples "speak":
  • " I do but speak the truth. - "Historic Girls", E. S. Brooks.
  • I could no more speak. - "Seven Maids of Far Cathay", Bing Ding, Ed..
  • Mashenka did not speak. - "The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories", Anton Chekhov.